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.