|Barcode buildings with the new library at right|
|Barcode-buildings in the back as seen from Sørenga (to the left the new Edvard Munch Museum)|
The BARCODE architecture concept was developed by the Norwegian firms DARK and a-lab, in collaboration with the Dutch agency MVRDV. The BARCODE concept is designed as a geometric system that stands out architecturally. The concept incorporates values such as openness to the fjord, admittance of light and airiness.
Based on the BARCODE concept, the twelve buildings are designed by different architectural firms. Besides the overall shape, the buildings are very different. Each building has its own distinctive character, and enjoyable architectonic details and quirks make Barcode an architectural experience quite out of the ordinary.
Ref. text: visitoslo
Photo: Jack R. Johanson (iphone6+)