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Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

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Kunstnernes Hus is an art gallery in Oslo, Norway. It is Norway's largest gallery under the direction of artists, and has served as a major center for exhibits of Norwegian and international contemporary art. It is also a prominent example of Functionalist architecture situated in Wergelandsveien 17, across the Royal palace park.After having raised funds and interest for several years, Bildende Kunstneres Styre acquired the site for its headquarters in 1927 and opened an architectural contest in 1928. Several important specifications were imposed on entries, among them natural light from the ceiling, limited building height, and a façade that blended with the surrounding architecture. Its architecture is noted as an important milestone in the transition from the legacy of 19th century Neoclassical architecture to 20th century Functionalism.Over 60 proposals were submitted, and the winning proposal, named Felix, by Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas, was simplified before construction began in 1929. The building opened on 1 October 1930 as an independent foundation with public support. In 1931 it won the Houen Prize for excellent architecture.It was renovated in 2000/2001 at a cost of about NOK 20 million to improve the galleries, the general structural and aesthetic integrity, and bring safety infrastructure to modern standards.
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  • Housed in a modern, utilitarian building, this is a very good collection of contemporary art, and the place is owned and run by the artists. The exhibits change frequently, so go back, even if you've ...  more »
  • Svært god pizza. Denne restauranten har en veldig hyggelig atmosfære. Litt uoppmerksom betjening, de fulgte ikke med for ny bestilling og regningen.  more »
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  • I would recommend this place especially to families on Sundays. Nice pizzas available and an activity room for the kids. Relaxed atmosphere.
  • Nice casual place close to everything
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