“Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music” Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling.
The Oslo Opera House lies in the transition between land and sea, with its vast slanting marble floors to sit or walk about on when the weather allows it. The building majestically tilts towards the ocean, like an iceberg. The renouned Norwegian architects from Snøhetta, who also designed the library of Alexandria and the Ground Zero monument in New York, have once again made poetry in space.
Facts about the Operahouse:
- It was designed by Snøhetta AS after an architectural competition in 2000.
- The building was opened in april 2008.
- The exterior is clad with Italian Carrera-marble both outside and in.
- It has won several prices, among others the Mies van der Rohe award in 2009.