DogA - the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture was established by Norsk Form and the Norwegian Design Council in 2005 as a meeting place for design, architecture and related subject areas.

The old transformer station in Hausmanns gate 16 is home to the two organisations. The centre also provides an arena for large and small architecture and design exhibitions, conferences and meetings, as well as a shop, a café & restaurant.
Hausmanns gate 16 is included on the Cultural Heritage Management Office’s “yellow” list of buildings worth preserving. The property consists of several combined buildings and was originally designed as a transformer station. The buildings were constructed in 1898, 1917 and 1948, and converted in 2003-2005 by architects Jensen og Skodvin Arkitekter AS.
DogA was awarded the National Building Prize in 2006, the City Prize in 2007 and St. Olav’s Rose, the hallmark of Norwegian heritage, in 2008.

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DogA - is situated in Hausmanns gate 16 beside the Akerselva river, not far from Grünerløkka in Oslo. DogA’s closest neighbours are Jakob’s church and Elvebakken Upper Secondary School.
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Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 10 - 5 /  Wed - Thu 10 - 8 / Sat - Sun 12 - 5. In July: Mon - Fri 10 - 5 / Sat - Sun 12 - 5

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We have facilities suitable for a variety of settings.
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The Norwegian Design Council promotes the use of design as a strategic tool for innovation, in order to achieve greater creation of value in Norwegian trade and industry. Our aim is to increase Norwegian business' understanding, knowledge and use of design.

The NDC has a wide range of activities, but our core activity is our consultancy service. The main objective of this service, is to ensure that companies not only use design, but use design strategically and actively, in order to increase their profitability.
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Norsk Form is an information- and project-based institution that serves as an arena for interdisciplinary studies, innovation, debate and network-building in the fields of design, architecture and urban area planning.

By means of exhibitions, publications, conferences, evening meetings, study tours, award ceremonies, competitions, networks, workshops for children and adolescents, as well as through media initiatives and projects, Norsk Form aims to draw attention to and improve understanding of the importance of design and architecture.
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Foto: Niklas Lello.

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