Friction stir welding (FSW) was used to build the entrance canopy of a former railway station (Vestbanestasjonen) which houses the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. It was designed by David Adjaye, who was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and moved to the UK at the age of nine. He was awarded an OBE in 2007.
The entrance canopy of the Nobel Peace Center was designed by the Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Frank Adjaye (born 1966). It was opened in 2005 with Nelson Mandela as special guest.