New book about the Storting building

The Storting has collaborated with Forlaget Press to publish a new book about the Storting building. An English translation was launched on 3rd March 2016 under the title The Storting – 150 years of the Norwegian Parliament Building.

The jubilee book.
In the book “The Storting – 150 years of the Norwegian Parliament Building”, the architect Butenschøn takes the reader on a journey through the Storting building – and gives us a guided tour from the inside. Photo: Forlaget Press.

The jubilee book’s author, the architect Peter Butenschøn, has written a series of successful books about architecture. As well as taking the reader on a journey through the Storting building, Butenschøn also gives us a guided tour from the inside.

The story of the building takes us all over this historic structure, from the radiance of the Storting Chamber to its offices, canteens, workshops and hidden nooks and crannies. Along the way the author brings to life the diversity of Norway’s most important building – and gives the reader a glimpse into the Storting building’s volatile past, from the growth of a modern political system via war, occupation and reconstruction to today’s versatile and extensive parliament building. The book is full of illustrations, both new images by the architectural photographer Ivan Brodey and a substantial collection of historical photographs.

The original title of the book is Stortinget. Huset på Løvebakken gjennom 150 år.


Last updated: 02.03.2016 17:48