Oslo Opera House


The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjorvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. It is operated by Statsbygg, the government agency which manages property for the Norwegian government. The structure contains 1,100 rooms in a total area of 38,500 m2 (414,000 sq ft). The main auditorium seats 1,364 seats and two other performance spaces that can seat 200 and 400. The main stage is 16 m (52 ft) wide and 40 m (130 ft) deep. The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with Italian marble and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water.

Oslo’s new Opera House is located on the Bjorvika Peninsula overlooking Oslo Fjord. The government required the Opera house to show a landmark thanks to Norway as a cultural nation, highlighting the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, besides again the foundation owing to the urban redevelopment of the area. The shape by Snohetta won the international meeting in 2000.The conceptual top of the competition and the eventual building is a combination of three elements, the “Wave Wall, the “Factory” and the “Carpet.”

The Wave Wall
Opera again ballet are immature art forms in Norway, art forms that evolve force an international spot. The Bjorvika Peninsula is part of a harbor city, historically the meeting point with the rest of the world. The dividing line between the ground “here” also the water “there” is both a real besides a inborn threshold.
The Factory
The training facilities of the Opera dwelling are realized in that a self contained, rationally planned “Factory.” This “Factory” is both convenient and sensitive which was violently money during the institution phase where a number of lodgings further room groups were adjusted in collaboration with the adjust users. These changes have souped up the buildings functionality without impressive the architecture.
The Carpet
The competition brief stated that the Opera House should exhibit of high architectural quality and body awesome in it’s image. To achieve monumentality the architects main to create the Opera accessible control the widest possible sense, by laying out a “Carpet” of horizontal and sloping surfaces on top of the digs. This “Carpet” has been given an articulated form, related to the cityscape. Monumentality is achieved through commensurate extension and not verticality.

The materials, with their inbred weight, color, attributes also temperature, think been vital to the start of the building. Snohetta’s tracery is narrative, existing is the materials that devise the defining elements of the spaces – bona fide is the meeting of the materials that articulates the architecture.

Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, Oslo

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