Vulkan is the name of the area located on the western side of the river Akerselva, nearby (and part of) city district Grünerløkka. It’s a constantly developing area, with plenty of cool attractions. Here’s three reasons why Vulkan is worth a detour from your sightseeing in Grünerløkka.
1. It’s an exciting area. The area of Vulkan used to be an industrial area, that in 2004 started to be transformed into what it is today – a constantly vibrating area. From the start, the area have become a hub for culture and creativity; Oslo’s first food market is located here, the offices often belong to progressive companies, and the restaurants and shops all blend in perfectly in that mix. Here’s (link) a glimpse of the venues located here.
2. If we were to describe the architecture that defines this neighborhood it would be new and improved. It’s all built in a way that’s good for the environment – it’s eco-friendly and built to be sustainable. When it comes to cooling and heating, the area of Vulkan is self-sufficient in energy. Oh, and it looks fab too. Is this the future for architecture in Oslo? We hope so!
3. It’s crammed with cool street art. Here, mural painting is legal and artists from all across the world have participated in making the walls something out of the ordinary. Brenneriveien and Ingens Gate are two excellent examples on how great street art really can be. For more art, visit Brenneriveien Gallery Shop or Galleri Vulkan on Maridalsveien 13.