Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport
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Oslo Airport, Norway (OSL/ENGM)
Gardemoen is one of Norway's oldest airports. It served as a flight training center and an alternative to the Fornebu airport near Oslo. It was redeveloped and reopened in 1998 as Oslo's primary airport. Gudmund Stokke designed the metal, wood, and glass terminal. Displayed throughout the airport is art representing Norway's creative diversity. Carin Wessel used 30,000 meters (98,425 feet) of thread to create the impression of clouds and webs. Sidsel Westbo etched the glass walls with "sound showers" that make soothing sounds when passengers walk underneath them. Aviaplan won the design competition for the 92-meter (302-foot) control tower.

The photograph is a part of Art of the Airport Tower, an exhibition that explores contemporary and historical air traffic control towers in the U.S. and around the world. 


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