Consortium Wins Opera House Scheme in Norway

6 July 2010 (Last Updated July 6th, 2010 18:30)

A consortium that includes Brisac Gonzalez and the Oslo-based Space Group has won a competition to design an opera house and cultural centre in Kristiansund, Norway. The 15,000m² scheme will comprise a 600-seat auditorium, library, rehearsal hall, ballet centre, restaurants, yout

A consortium that includes Brisac Gonzalez and the Oslo-based Space Group has won a competition to design an opera house and cultural centre in Kristiansund, Norway.

The 15,000m² scheme will comprise a 600-seat auditorium, library, rehearsal hall, ballet centre, restaurants, youth centre and educational centre.

The scheme will, however, retain two existing buildings on the site – a 19th-century school and a 20th-century early Modernist cultural centre.

The design features a separate third building, linked to its refurbished existing building through a glass bridge and a tunnel.

The building will feature a shimmering façade while the interiors feature a public circulation route based on the idea of a red carpet.

The route will wind through the building to the top floor with its restaurant, canteen, rehearsal room and balcony, reports bdonline.co.uk.