Get to know Oslo: Tjuvholmen

October 17, 2017 • 1 min read

Translating to The Thief Islet, Tjuvholmen is an intriguing area in Oslo, located by Aker Brygge. Let’s get to know it.

Tjuvholmen is, as a matter of fact, a peninsula pouring out into the Oslo fjord and out from Aker Brygge. It’s an area that, in the mid-19th century, was bought by a shipyard company aiming to build a dry dock in the area. Since 1982, it was been transformed into an area with office spaces and warehouses. In 2005, the area came up on the market for private investors. This is when it became an area with housing and shops. Today there’s approx. 1200 apartments in Tjuvholmen. It’s also a hub for art galleries. Besides that, there is a city beach and a sculpture park. The first thing that strikes many as they enter the neighbourhood is the fact the architecture is quite interesting. One of the reasons for that may be that the buildings in the area have been designed by 20 different architects. It differs from style to style.