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Architectural Insight: Oslo Opera House

Updated: Jul 21

Architectural Insight

General Information ℹ️

Architectural style: Contemporary

Architect: Snøhetta

Location: Oslo, Norway

Completed: 2007 - 2008

Client: Statsbygg

Structural system: Flat "iceberg" shape with inclined, white lines


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Oslo Opera House Intirior

A bit about the ARCHITECT


Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.


Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, products, reindeer observatories, graphics, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.

Venue EVENTS


A variety of Operas, Ballets and concerts are presented at the Oslo Opera.


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WEBSITE: https://operaen.no/en/your-visit-at-oslo-operahouse/practical-information/

ENGINEERING Facts


Engineer: ARUP


In addition to the acoustic design for the main auditorium, the Arup team brought its international opera house experience to bear on controlling noise from theatre equipment and other aspects of the venue’s acoustic design.



SoundLab produces an accurate 3D sound experience that allows clients, users, architects and designers to listen to music in the proposed design and compare the sound quality against different world-class auditoria. It even gives the option of listening from different seats in the virtual auditorium.

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