Monday, May 18, 2009

Oslo Opera House


The Oslo Opera House was designed by Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta to resemble an iceberg jutting out into Oslo's fjord. It opened its doors to the public in April 2008, about a month before this picture was taken. It consists of a total area of 38,500 m² and includes 1,100 rooms. The main auditorium has 1,350 seats and the second stage 400 seats. The total expenditure was planned at 4.4 billion NOK, but the project finished ahead of schedule and 300 million NOK under budget.

4 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Spectacular architecture, well captured.

Tinsie said...

Thanks :-) I wanted to fit the whole of the front of the building into the photo but I didn't dare go any further back for fear of sliding into the fjord!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

That's a real beauty. I like how small people look in the perspective given by the ramp.

Tinsie said...

I know - like these little people you get with toy houses!