Kristiansund by C.F. Møller

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Project: Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre
Designer: C.F. Møller
Location: Kristiansund, Norway
Website: www.cfmoller.com
C. F. Møller Architects has won a shared first prize in the competition for the new Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre. The vision of the new Opera House is to create a cultural power centre in Kristiansund, which has the oldest opera tradition in Norway and every year hosts the Opera Festival Weeks – one of Scandinavia's largest opera festivals. Continue for more info and images after the jump:
 

Kristiansund Opera and Cultural Centre will house Norway's oldest opera, dating back to 1805. Furthermore it is intended to be the new cultural power centre of Kristiansund, the capital of the region of Nordmøre, and a landmark to the entire region.




Apart from the opera the new cultural centre will house a ballet centre, library, college centre, conference rooms, a restaurant, and a café. The task has been to integrate two existing buildings, one of them the former Folkets Hus, in the new and create a vibrant urban space around the building by connecting the cultural centre with the pedestrian streets, squares and a nearby park.

Kulturkvartalet, as the project made by C. F. Møller Architects is called, unites the different cultural functions in a dynamic and creative environment, centred round the main concert hall. The concert hall has been designed to offer sublime acoustics and super flexible theatre settings.