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Ole Sverre

Full name: Ole Andreas Sverre (Olsen-)
Gender: Male
Born: June 7, 1865 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway
Died: October 31, 1952 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Norwegian architect Ole Sverre graduated from the Trondheim Technical Learning Institution in 1886, and the Technical School in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1890. He took a prominent place among Oslo architects and produced designs for a wide range of well-known buildings. His works include the Holmenkollen Tourist Hotel, a gym in Fredrikstad, the Norway Landbrukshøyskoles settlement on the hill, German Kaiser Wilhelm’s hunting lodge and stave in Rominten, East Prussia, the first Ski Museum at Frognerseteren, and Grand Hotel renovations. The design of the Ski Museum was one of his 1928 entries in architecture. It was opened in 1923 and is considered the very first ski museum world-wide. The building burnt down in 1968. The other entry was the project of the Christiania Roklub. Sverre himself was the club’s first president. He was followed by two times Olympian [Hannibal Fegth]. During his presidency, the clubhouse built according to Sverre’s design, was opened in 1925 by King Haakon VII.

Sverre was also an active sportsman and produced drawings of many sports buildings, including the sports clubhouse at Bislett. He was president of the Norwegian Roforbund from 1905-20.

Results

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Norway Final Standings AC Bâtiment du "Christiana Roklub"
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Norway Final Standings AC Musée de la Société des Skieurs de Norvège

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Norway Final Standings AC Bâtiment du "Christiana Roklub"
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Norway Final Standings AC Musée de la Société des Skieurs de Norvège
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