Oslo opened the new Deichman Bjørvika library to an eagerly expectant public on June 18, albeit with post-lockdown social distancing measures. Designed by Atelier Oslo and LundHagem architects, the modern, three-tiered library slots, giving the Norwegian capital an exciting new cultural landmark right on the waterfront.
Beyond its many thousands of books, it harbors a cinema, a children’s section with playful hiding spaces, open workshops, gaming zones and cafés, plus plenty of inspiringly lit spaces to relax and read. 
The fifth floor, which commands a phenomenal view of city, Oslofjord and its islands, rimmed by forested hills. It’s here you’ll also find the Future Library, a century-spanning art project that collects one manuscript a year from 100 authors (the books will be printed and published in 2114).