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The changing face of Oslo

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A guide to Norway’s ever-changing capital city

Norway’s capital is officially the fastest-growing city in Europe, and the burgeoning population is reflected in the city’s bold makeover: both business and pleasure have funky new bases. The ambitious waterfront ‘opera district’ has transformed Oslo’s previously low-rise skyline with an eye-catching corridor of towers, collectively known as the Barcode, which are nearing completion. They’ve proven controversial though, and certainly divide opinion in the fashionable new city-centre hang-outs, which have more of a retro theme. One thing all of these exciting projects do share: a colourful quirkiness.

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