Rådhuset (City Hall) Inaugurated in 1950, Oslo City Hall is the city’s administrative body and the seat of the City Council.
The building has been decorated by great Norwegian art from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, culture, and working life. The building is located in the city center, in the northern part of the Pipervika neighbourhood, and it faces the Oslofjord.
On December 10 (anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death) each year, Oslo City Hall hosts the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in which the annual laureate gives his or her lecture and is awarded the medal and diploma. A podium for the laureate and the Nobel Committee is erected in the far end of the hall for each ceremony.