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BUILDING
 
 
Operahuset
Opera House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Snøhetta
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, stone, marble, glass, wood
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Norway [Norge]
Region
Østlandet
County
Oslo
Town
Oslo
Address
Tollbukaia, Nylandsveien
 
 
Telephone
+47.21.42.21.21
Website
E-mail
post@operaen.no
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Pedestrian areas, promenades
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2000 - 2002     project winner of competition
Realisation
2003 - 2008
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AWARDS
 
2010
European Prize for Urban Public Space
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
2010
Marble Architectural Awards
2009
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award [read more]
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Cathedrals of Culture
Directed by
Karim Aïnouz, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, Margreth Olin
Nationality
Germany
Year of production
2014
Cast
Jonas Salk, Louis Khan, Thomas D. Albright, Martin Baer, Meret Becker, Nicos Appelqvist Dalton, Diego Garcia-Guerra, Rachel Hulleur, Thomas Hübsch, Rüdiger Lange, Greg Lemke, Matthew McDonald, Clodagh O'Shea, Margreth Olin, Simon Rattle, Helmut Schmidt, Deyan Sudjic, Gennadi Vengerov, Jessie Vermillo, Doreen Warnecke, Benedicte C. Westin
Building's role
Protagonist

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Annotations
  • The Berlin Philharmonic                   [ » link ]
    by Wim Wenders

  • The National Library of Russia         [ » link ]
    by Michael Glawogger

  • Halden Prison                                   [ » link ]
    by Michael Madsen

  • The Salk Institute                             [ » link ]
    by Robert Redford

  • The Oslo Opera House                      [ » link ]
    by Margreth Olin

  • Centre Pompidou                              [ » link ]
    by Karim Aïnouz



www.kathedralenderkultur-derfilm.de



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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Tom Wilkinson, "Opera Houses", Architectural Review 1400, october 2013, pp. 91-104
"Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo, Norway", Architectural Review 1400, october 2013
Bart Lootsma, Rafaël Magrou, "Snøhetta. Reliefs Nordiques / Nordic reliefs", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 392, novembre-décembre/november-december 2012, pp. 20-49
"Opéra national d'Oslo / National Opera House, Oslo", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 392, novembre-décembre/november-december 2012, pp. 24-29 (20-49)
Rob Gregory, "The Mies van der Rohe Award final round: 'an architectural tete-a-tete'", Architectural Review 1348, june 2009, p. 30
Maryse Quinton, "Prix Mies van der Rohe / Mies van der Rohe award", Moniteur Architecture AMC 188, mai/may 2009, p. 30
Kirsten Hannema, "Marble carpet", A10 new European architecture 27, may-june 2009, "Section: Natural stone" p. 53
"Opernhaus in Oslo / Opera House in Oslo. Snøhetta, Oslo", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" pp. 197-215, 279
Ulf Grønvold, "Oslos neue Oper: Dachlandschaft und Stadbaustein / Oslo's New Opera House - Roofscape and an Element of Urban Renewal", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" pp. 200-201 (197-215, 279)
Snøhetta, "Wellenwand, Fabrik, Teppich - zur Entwurfsidee der Oper / Wave Wall, Factory and Carpet - the Design Idea Underlying the Opera House", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" p. 202 (197-215, 279)
"»Wie die Rinde eines Baumstamms« - im Gespräch mit Tarald Lundevall / "Like the Bark of a Tree" - an Interview with Tarald Lundevall", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" pp. 203-206 (197-215, 279)
Snøhetta, "Kunst und Architektur - Über die Zusammenarbeit mit Künstlern bei Fassaden und Marmorflächen / Art and Architecture - the Collaboration with Artists in the Design of Facades and Marble Surfaces", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" p. 207 (197-215, 279)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Brekke Strand Arup, Rob Harris, Jeremy Newton, Lars Strand, "Akustikplanung des Großen Saals / Acoustic Planning of the Main Hall", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" pp. 208-209 (197-215, 279)
"»Mehr als ein Gebäude« - Stimmen zum neuen Opernhaus / "More than just a building" - Users' opinions of the new opera house", Detail 3/2009 [Konzept | Musik und Theater / Music and Theatre / Musique et théåtre], "Prozess/Process" pp. 214-215 (197-215, 279)
Roland Pawlitschko, "Vom Deckel zur Landschaft - bespielte Dächer seit der Moderne / From Lid to Landscape - The Programmed Roof from Modernism to the Present Day", Detail 1-2/2009 [Dächer - flach und geneigt/Roofs/Toitures], "Diskussion/Discussion" p. 7 (6-12)
Francesco Pagliari, "New Opera House. Oslo, Norway. Snøetta", The Plan 29, ottobre/october 2008, "Architettura/Architecture" pp. 64-78
"The New National Opera House in Oslo. Snøhetta", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 456, september 2008, pp. 38-49
Ulf Meyer, "Snøhetta. Oper in Oslo, Norwegen / Opera House in Oslo, Norway. The tip of the iceberg", Architektur Aktuell 342, september 2008, pp. 70-80
"Oslo Opera House, Norway. Snøhetta", L'Arca 239, settembre/september 2008, p. 32-39
Peter MacKeith, "National Opera of Norway. Snøhetta", Architectural Record 8/2008, august 2008, pp.84-91
Peter Davey, "Oslo's Opera House. Snøhetta", Architectural Review 1336, june 2008 [Culture and the city], pp. 36-45
Oliver Wainwright, "A rogue iceberg. Snøhetta", Icon 60, june 2008, pp. 42-44
Opera House Oslo Snøhetta"New Opera House Oslo. Oslo, Norway. Snøhetta", GA Document 102, may 2008, pp. 8-33
Sissil M. Gromholt, "Oslo's Opera", A10 new European architecture 20, march-april 2008, "On the spot" pp. 4-5
Snøhetta, "Facetado en hielo. Ópera de Oslo, Noruega", Arquitectura Viva 117, XI-XII 2007 [Zaragoza 2008], "Técnica/Diseño" pp. 82-89
Sissil Morseth Gromholt, "Oslo's new offers", A10 new European architecture 17, september-october 2007, "Eurovision" pp. 64-65 (64-67) n. 5
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, Milano, La Triennale di Milano, 2/31 october 2010
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CLIENT
 
 
Kultur - og kirkedepartementet (Ministry of Church an Cultural Affairs)
Statsbygg (The Governmental Building Agency)
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 500.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
gross sq.m. 38.500
footprint sq.m. 15.590
public sq.m. 11.200
stage sq.m. 8.300
rehearsal rooms, workshop, admin., sq.m. 19.100

Lenght
m. 242 (incl. plaza)
Widht
m. 110
Height
m. 54 aboveground
m. 16 below water level
Capacity
Main Auditorium 1.360 seats
Second Auditorium 400 seats
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Reinertsen Engineering ANS
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Snøhetta AS
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Snøhetta AS
Craig Dykers, Tarald Lundevall, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (competition phase)
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (building phase)
Project management
Tarald Lundevall
Assistants
Sigrun Aunan, Craig Dykers, Simon Ewings (management)
Design team
Snøhetta AS
Martin Dietrichson, Ibrahim El Hayawan, Chandani Ratnawira, Harriet Rikheim, Marianne Sætre (competition phase)
Rune Grasdal, Tom Holtmann, Elaine Molinar, Kari Stensrød, Øystein Tveter (building phase)
Collaborators
Anne-Cecilie Haug, Ibrahim El Hayawan, Tine Hegli, Jette Hopp, Zenul Khan, Frank Kristiansen, Cecilia Landmark, Camilla Moneta, Aase Kari Mortensen, Frank Nodland, Andreas Nygaard, Michael Pedersen, Harriet Rikheim, Margit Tidemann Ruud, Marianne Sætre, Knut Tronstad, Tae Young Yoon
Landscape design
Snøhetta AS
Ragnhild Momrak (competition phase)
Ragnhild Momrak, Andreas Nypan (building phase)
Interior design
Snøhetta AS
Bjørg Aabø, Christina Sletner
Art intervention
Olafur Eliasson (perforated wall panel in the foyer)
Kristian Blystad, Kalle Grude, Jorunn Sannes (integrated art on the stone clad surfaces)
Astrid Løvaas, Kirsten Wagle (integrated art on the metal clad facades)
Theatre consultant
Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd.
Consultants
Inger Buresund, Axel Hellstenius, Henrik Hellstenius, Peder Istad, Jorunn Sannes
Geotechnical
NGI
Electrical engineer
Ingeniør Per Rasmussen AS
Climate control (HVAC)
Erichsen & Horgen AS
Acoustical consultant
Brekke Strand Akustikk, Arup Acoustic
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 


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CREDITS
 
 
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Courtesy of Operahuset, Oslo

Operahuset Oslo Opera House Snøhetta



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