Today Aker Brygge is a major entertainment and shopping area located in Oslo, Norway, but in the past it was the home of shipyards and the engineering industry of the city. It is located just west of Pipervika, which is off the arm of Oslo Fjord. The shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verkstad was in this location until it was shut down in the year 1982.
The building of Aker Brygge was completed in 4 steps by the Aker Eiendom AS realtors. Several of the industrial buildings were destroyed and a few of the major workshop halls were then rebuilt into shopping areas. The first part of the construction was finished in 1986. Telje, Aasen and Torp were the architects. The final construction, which consisted of the Storebrand insurance building that faces MMunkedamsveien, was finished in 1998.
In the area you will find a great shopping center. There are many great shops and restaurants in the area as well as office space, a cinema, and many apartments. In addition, there is a terminal for ferries that are going to Nesodden, as well as a small harbor for boats. The entire area measures at about 260,000 square meters.
Today, there are 13 separate units, with 9 of them being divided into 823 owner units. The properties are all bound together using a working agreement that created a new district in the city of Oslo that is unique from both an international and national perspective. Throughout the area there are several public arrangements and areas that have been developed through cooperation between the business owners, the apartment owners, and cultural interests. About 900 people live in this area and roughly 6000 people have jobs here.
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