Gudmund Hoel

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Gudmund Hoel
Kongsberg Station on Sørlandsbanen designed by Hoel

Gudmund Hoel (25 September 1877 – 7 September 1956) was a Norwegian architect. He is regarded as the second-most influential railway architect in Norway, after Paul Due.[1]


He was born in Kragerø, Norway. Hoel graduated from Kristiania Tekniske Skole (today Oslo University College) in 1896. For six years he had various assistant jobs at architecture firms in Norway and Germany. From 1903-04, he conducted study trips to the United States. In 1904, he started working for Holger Sinding-Larsen, and in 1910 he established his own firm.[2]

In 1913, he was appointed director of the newly established NSB Arkitektkontor, an in-house division of the Norwegian State Railways. He remained director there until he retired in 1947. His early works were mostly in historicism, but from the 1920s he started designing in neoclassicism.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Ingvild Pharo. "Gudmund Hoel". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Bjørn Cappelen. "Gudmund Hoel". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "NSB Arkitektkontor". Retrieved September 1, 2017.

Other sources[edit]

  • Hartmann, Eivind; Mangset, Øistein; Reisegg, Øyvind (1997). Neste stasjon (in Norwegian). Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. p. 78. ISBN 82-05-25294-7.