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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Oslo, Oslo (county), Norwayen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2003-2008 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorSnøhetta ASen_US
dc.date2003-2008en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T18:26:38Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T18:26:38Z
dc.date.issued2003-2008en_US
dc.identifier228780en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2439en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/136564
dc.descriptionSloping walkway; The building sits on a fjord (the Oslofjord) and evokes a flat "iceberg" shape with inclined, white lines. The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with Italian marble and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water. The lobby is surrounded by 15 m (49 ft) tall windows with minimal framing and special glass that allows maximum views of the water. The roof is supported by thin angled columns also designed not to interfere with views. Interior surfaces are covered in oak to bring warmth to spaces in contrast to the coolness of the white exterior. The main auditorium is a horseshoe shape and illuminated by an oval chandelier containing 5,800 handmade crystals. The main auditorium seats 1,364 and two other performance spaces can seat 200 and 400. The Opera House won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October 2008 and the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe award). Tarald Lundevall is the architect of record. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/4/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumItalian marble; white granite; glass; oak panelingen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectPerforming artsen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titleOslo Opera Houseen_US
dc.title.alternativeOperahuseten_US
dc.title.alternativeNorwegian National Opera and Balleten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-SNO-OOH-E10en_US
vra.culturalContextNorwegianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeopera houseen_US
vra.worktypeperforming arts centeren_US
dc.contributor.displaySnøhetta AS (Norwegian architectural firm, founded 1989)en_US


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