Mar 1, 2008

Prosjekt NYTT Operahus

The new Opera House in Norway is getting ready for his grand opening on April 12; Den Norske Opera in Oslo is a strange building in the middle of what seems to be a very industrial port (webcam here), designed by Norway National Agency Snohetta.
Construction started in 2003; the inaugural season will run from April 2008 to June 2009 and has already been announced.

The main auditorium will offer 1364 seats (varies depending on size of orchestra pit), scene 2 up to 440 seats, and the small auditorium Prøvesalen 200 seats.
The flat roof of the building can be walked on and is covered with 37,000 marble stones; one facade is covered with solar panels (the biggest area in Norway).
The original cost of 2.2 billion Norwegian crowns (250 million euros) had to be doubled...

Thomas Siversten, ANB

On the roof of the main auditorium stands a very impressive art piece of 8.5 tons made of 5800 crystals and 8000 LED.

Pictures of the construction here and there.

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