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Norwegian Opera House: cultural architecture design by C. F. Møller Architects

27 May 2021

New Opera and Culture Centre in Kristiansund, Norway

Design: C. F. Møller Architects

At the very heart of Kristiansund, C.F. Møller Architects has designed the city’s next cultural hub – the combined location of various different cultural institutions that will vitalise the street environment and create a new urban meeting place for the general public.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

Images: C.F. Møller Architects (skyfish.com)

New Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre

The new opera and cultural centre will implement and activate two of the city’s most imporant landmarks: Folkets hus (the community centre) and Langveien lower secondary school. These buildings have set the theme for the design of the new complex, and their preservation and renovation are a fundamental aspect of the project.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

The horizontal character of the building connects the various building masses, and breaks down the opera house’s dimension through gradual volume downscaling from the stage tower.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

The project’s ambition has been to create a well-integrated and low-key signal building that defers, but also adds something new, to Kristiansund’s brief, yet rich, architectural tradition.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

In addition to the imposing opera in Kristiansund, the complex will include a museum, cultural school, library, restaurant and café. These operators will be merged into a creative and dynamic environment around the opera’s main auditorium.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

At street level, the building will interact with its surroundings through the availability and exposure of its content. Adjoining streets and squares will be upgraded, to achieve dynamic and vital urban spaces.

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

Kristiansund Opera House – Building Information

Client: The Municipality of Kristiansund

Address: Kristiansund, Norway

Size: 10000 m²

Year: 2010-2022

Competition: 1st prize in architectural competition. 2010

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway

Engineering: COWI, Buro Happold

Architect: C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape: C.F. Møller Architects

Theatre techniques: Torsten Nobling – AIX Arkitekter AB-Arteno

C. F. Møller Architects

Norwegian Opera House design by C. F. Møller Architects

Norwegian Opera House building model

Kristiansund Operahouse and Culture Centre, Norway images / information from C. F. Møller Architects

Previously on e-architect:
9 Nov 2010

Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre

Design: C. F. Møller Architects, Denmark

Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre
picture : C. F. Møller Architects
Kristiansund Opera House

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Kristiansund Operahouse - Opera and Culture House Norway
pictures : luxigon

Location: Kristiansund, Norway, northern Europe

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Floating Sauna Tromso Harbour
photo : David Jensen
Floating Sauna Tromsø Harbour

Domen Viewpoint, Northeast Norway
Design: Biotope
Domen Viewpoint Norway
photograph : Tormod Amundsen / Biotope
Domen Viewpoint in Northeast Norway

Crystal Clear, Oslo
Design: C. F. Møller Architects / Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter
Crystal Clear Norway

Knut Hamsun Center
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Knut Hamsun building

Website: Visit Norway

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