Klosterenga Sculpture Park at Galgeberg

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Klosterenga park in Oslo was created by Norwegian artist Bård Breivik over several years, as an alternative to Vigeland park, and a common place for people coming from distant cultures, where they can meet and merge into one peaceful neighborhood.

 

Often it’s just coincidence that lets you discover new things and places in the city. You get a glimpse of this special park as you cross Åkersbergveien and Kjølberggata at the east side of the city, beside the walls of Oslo Prison. The sculptures and installations are designed by the artist Bård Breivik. Walls are filled with 15 kg gold leaf, 222 pieces Zebra-red quartzite and many tons of granite and marble. Along the wall is the submerged pool. The coating around the pool are sourced from China, where Bård Breivik hunted stone with a natural stripe. Strip constitutes the pattern of the coating, an Asian tradition where artistic expression is in harmony with nature materials. South of the pool is the multicultural space. The intention of the multicultural space is to provide a global culture image, consisting of stone traditions from different parts of the world. The coating on the square is the Roman joined, perhaps the most classical laying patterns in Europe. Klosterenga Cultural Park is tied together with the park against the old executing place of Galgeberg

Watch The Klosterenga video here