Designer: C.F. Møller
Location: Kristiansund, Norway
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:
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.