snohetta's norwegian national opera and ballet building wins mies van der rohe award
 
snohetta's norwegian national opera and ballet building wins mies van der rohe award
apr 30, 2009

snohetta's norwegian national opera and ballet building wins mies van der rohe award

snøhetta has been awarded the prestigious mies van der rohe award for 2009 for their design of the norwegian national opera and ballet, oslo. the building which opened in april connects the bay area of oslo to its waterfront. a main feature of the design is its sloped structure which is composed of 36,000 individual bricks that forms a ramp, which then becomes the building’s roof, allowing members of the public to walk over the top. the interior is constructed with wood and was built using techniques of norwegian boat builders. consisting of 1100 rooms it is the largest cultural center to be built in norway.

norwegian national opera
image © christopher hagelund (main image © gerald zugman)

norwegian national opera
image © gerald zugman

norwegian national opera
image © gerald zugman

norwegian national opera
image © hélène binet

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