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.
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.
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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