blurring the real and the imaginary
The design concept for a new opera house is an architectural experience that enhances the journey into the unknown, the mystical and the beyond, blurring the line between real and imaginary.
Three primary components are the plinth (housing admin and back of house), the theatres, and the foyers. The forms are inspired by the dynamism and fluidity of ballet and the drama of the Norwegian landscape. The rugged landscape, the glaciers carving through, the brightly coloured villages. The design has many moods, and the ‘frozen music’ of the roof and walls contrasts the golden colour of the interiors.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: International Competition entry, 2000