Landmark Wooden Architectural Places to Visit in Norway

Written by Posted On Sunday, 22 April 2018 16:47


Among the man attractions in Norway there are a few that stand out as some of the top architectural examples of the modern day are some of the functional buildings like the Oslo Opera House. This is one of the most innovative yet functional buildings in Scandinavia. Both the design and the use of the building (both inside and out is designed in such a way it is incredible.) This multifunctional structure works on many levels as you will see.

"Norge har noen fantastiske strukturer og tillegg til bygningen som er laget av svært unike og utrolige bruksområder av tre som vi stoler på!" – Trearkitekt eksperter Aanesland Fabrikker

Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord, all year round. While the fjords are incredible to visit and view as well as one of the main attraction points of the tourist industry together with the magnificent views of the mountain ranges, wild moose’s, grass roofs and the rural life all around you, there is so much to see you will find yourself coming back time and time again.

The government wanted the Opera House to be a landmark for Norway as a cultural nation, highlighting the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and also the foundation for the urban redevelopment of the area. The design by Snøhetta won the international competition in 2000.

The materials, with their specific weight, colour, texture and temperature, have been vital to the design of the building. Snøhetta’s architecture is narrative, it is the materials that form the defining elements of the spaces – it is the meeting of the materials that articulates the architecture.

The history of the opera house goes back quite a long way but in this piece the point is in the architecture which is both modern in design and massively functional at the same time. Doubling as a incredible internal opera house and with all of the trimmings of the functionality of the roof structure creating a magnificent stadium like structure that can be used by thousands of people at a time. As the web site demonstrates some of the shows they are be exhibiting:-

Oslo’s new Opera House is located on the Bjørvika Peninsula overlooking Oslo Fjord. The marble clad roofscape forms a large public space in the landscape of the city and the fjord.

Two works by the Norwegian National Ballet’s resident choreographer Jo Strømgren are on the programme. In the first, we are going to Christiania ca. 1890, in the second, to a Swedish village in 1964. In both places we will experience Strømgren’s unmistakable mix of dance and theatre, humour and seriousness.

Large-scale windows at street level provide the public with glimpses of rehearsals and workshop activities. The building's interior is mainly oak, and the main hall is shaped like a horseshoe, reminiscent of classical theatres of the past. The opera is designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, and has received several prestigious awards. One of the awards was for modern architecture with the

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet offers a rich and varied programme from three stages: The Main House (1369 seats), Second House (400 seats) and the Studio (200 seats). The Opera roof and foyer are also used for outdoor concerts which works on many levels as you can see.

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James Stevenson

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