Oslo Opera House by Snøhetta

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The roof of the building angles to ground level creating a large plaza inviting pedestrians to walk up and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo. While much of the building is covered in white granite and La Facciata, a white Italian carrara marble, the stage tower is clad in white aluminum in a design by Løvaas & Wagle evoking old weaving patterns.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo_Opera_House)

The building is as much landscape as architecture and thus fosters public awareness and engagement with the arts. Generous windows at street level provide the public a glimpse of the scenery workshop activities. The building still finds an audience with public who are not opera, ballet or orchestra fans.

(http://snohetta.com/project/42-norwegian-national-opera-and-ballet)

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(pic http://www.e-architect.co.uk/norway/oslo-opera-house-building)

I can relate my work to this construction as I have also used multiple simplistic shapes in order to create my construction. I also wanted it to be very spacious but simplistic at the same time.

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