Gudolf Blakstad

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Bodø Cathedral
Kunstnernes Hus
Haugesund City Hall

Gudolf Blakstad (19 May 1893 – 22 November 1985) was a Norwegian architect. He was noted for his work in the transition between neo-classicism and functionalism in Norwegian architecture. [1]

Blakstad was born in Gjerpen, Norway. He was the son of Wilhelm Eriksen Blakstad (1863-1963) and Gunvor Kjos (1855-1932). Blakstad was educated at the Norwegian Institute of Technology where he graduated in 1916. From 1922 he started his own practice in Oslo together with Arnstein Arneberg and Herman Munthe-Kaas. He would maintain a partnership Herman Munthe-Kaas in the architectural firm Blakstad and Munthe-Kaas Architects for more than 50 years. During the period 1922-1960, they participated in 66 contests, won prizes in 33 of them, of which all 22 were first prizes.[2]

The firm collaborated on several significant assignments in Norway including Kunstnernes Hus for which they were awarded the Houens fonds diplom in 1931.[3] Their work also included the City Hall in Haugesund (1931), Elgeseter Bridge (1951) in Trondheim, Bodø Cathedral (1956) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland and Alfaset chapel (1972) in Oslo. He also drew Det Nye Teater with Jens Gram Dunker.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Johnsen, Espen. "Gudolf Blakstad". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jens Christian Eldal. "Gudolf Blakstad". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ Houens Fonds Diplom (Norske arkitekters landsforbund)
  4. ^ "Gudolf Blakstad". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kunstnernes Hus (Norsk kulturråd )
  6. ^ Bodø domkirke (Arkitekturguide Nordnorge og Svalbard)