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Monday, June 26, 2017

design at its best: the opera house in oslo

 
first i´m wishing you a happy t-day with a coffee brewing Demonstration of bariste in the market hall. the norwegian coffees look lighter in Color, but the Cappuccinos i had were always tasty.
 
today i´m showing you the really impressive opera house of oslo... i was there 3 times ;)
well, on monday for a ballet Performance, on wednesday for buying a ticket for thursday´s guided tour.
the opera really lies very central at the head of the oslofjord, you often pass by anyway.
 
zum einstieg ein bild von bariste (baristas?), denen wir in der Markthalle des neuen vulkan-viertels beim zelebrieren ihres aufbrüh-rituals zuschauen konnten.
 
dann zum Thema heute: das wirklich beeindruckende neue Opernhaus von oslo...
dreimal waren wir da;)  gut, am montag zu einer ballettaufführung...  am mittwoch dann um tickets für eine Führung am donnerstag zu kaufen.
aber da die oper sehr zentral liegt, direkt am Oslofjord, unmittelbar neben dem Bahnhof, kommt man auch automatisch öfter mal vorbei.
 
 
now let me give you an advice, if you should plan a visit in oslo...
wait for a few years...
currently there are so many building Projects going on, you won´t get a photo without scaffolds and cranes. norway is a very rich land (thus everything is really expensive) and they do invest in lots of public works.
 
ein tipp, falls ihr plant mal nach oslo zu fahren...
wartet noch ein paar jahre...
im Moment wird dort massiv gebaut, man bekommt kein Foto ohne gerüste und kräne.
norwegen ist ein sehr reiches land (und alles ist schweineteuer dort) und sie investieren wirklich sehr viel in öffentliche Bauvorhaben.
 
 
so you won´t get a photo of the opera house without cranes, and be it mirrored in the glass;)
 
was ich sage... kein Foto ohne kräne, und sei es im glas gespiegelt;)
 
 
The building is situated at the water resembling an iceberg. it was opened in 2008.
all materials Show a great lightness.
The roof of the building angles to ground level, creating a large plaza that invites pedestrians to walk up and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo. much of the building is covered in white Italian Carrara marble (and some White norwegian granite)
 
das Gebäude liegt am wasser, einem gestrandeten Eisberg nachempfunden. es wurde 2008 eröffnet.
alle Materialien wirken sehr hell und leicht.
das dach zieht sich hinunter bis zur Grundfläche, dadurch entsteht eine riesige Fläche, auf der die Fußgänger bis ganz nach oben gehen können, um dort einen tollen blick auf die Umgebung zu werfen.
bedeckt ist das Gebäude überwiegend mit weißem Carrara marmor aus Italien (90%) und weißem  granit aus norwegen.
 
 
the next photo Shows the view from the top down to the area of the entry.
 
auf dem nächsten Foto sieht man den blick nach unten, oberhalb des eingangs.
 
 
you can have a look to the nearby small Islands
(ecological zones, some with wooden houses for rich People)
 
man sieht auf die kleinen nahegelegenen Inseln
(z.T. ökologisch geschützte gebiete, aber auch holzhäuser für die ganz reichen)
 
 
the Swimming sculpture "she lies" from a Berlin Artist is an interpretation of Caspar David Friedrich's painting "the sea of ice" 
 
nahe an der oper auch die skultptur "she lies" einer berliner Künstlerin, die dazu inspiriert wurde durch das Gemälde "Das Eismeer" von Caspar david Friedrich.

 
the view goes as far as you can see the holmenkollen ski jump (on the left):
 
man sieht von oben bis zur holmenkollen-skisprungschanze (links)
 
 
on top of the Roof the stage tower is clad in white Aluminium
 
ganz oben auf dem dach auch der bühnenturm, mit weißem Aluminium bedeckt
 
 
the view to the other side goes to the Skyline called the "Barcode"
[oh, cranes...;)] 
 
auf der anderen seite geht der blick zur Skyline, dem sogenannten "Barcode"
[ach, kräne...;]

 
going down the Roof, two of my pals mirrored in the glass...
The lobby is surrounded by 15 m (49 ft) tall windows with minimal framing and special glass that allows maximum views of the water.
 
beim runtergehen, zwei meiner miturlauberinnen gespiegelt im glas...
die Lobby ist von riesigen fenstern umgeben, die nur sehr dünne rahmen haben und ein spezielles glas, so dass man optimal aufs wasser schauen kann.
 
 
the Foyer is free for public entry, too.
 
ins Foyer kann man auch einfach reingehen...
 
 
 Interior surfaces are covered in oak to bring warmth to spaces in contrast to the coolness of the white exterior.
 
im innenbereich helle eiche, um einen warmen Kontrast herzustellen zur kühle des weißen äußeren.
 
 
A perforated wall panel which covers roof supports in the Lobby.
It features hexagonal opening and is illuminated from below and behind to create the illusion of melting ice.
 
ein perforiertes wandpanel in der Lobby (verdeckt streben etc).
die rautenförmigen Öffnungen werden von hinten und unten beleuchtet und sollen die Illusion von schmelzendem eis erzeugen.
 
 
inside the main Auditorium it was not allowed to photograph.
on our guided tour we were backstage (no photos allowed there, too) where we could catch glimpses of the work of seamstresses, stage Designers etc)
so the mix below is mostly of Pictures from the Internet. 
 
im Saal selbst war es nicht erlaubt zu fotografieren, auch nicht bei unserer geführten tour, wo wir backstage einen blick werfen konnten auf die Werkstätten der Schneiderinnen, bühnenbildner etc.
deshalb sind auch die nächsten bilder zusammengemixt aus internetfunden.
 
 
 
The Opera House won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October 2008 and the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing building! It's such an unusual design with those lovely angles and white and glass exterior 😀. Those views are stunning too, there is so much to see and the tour must have been fascinating. I hope you enjoyed the ballet too 😀. Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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  2. This looks like the most fantastic building - I think cranes are part of the skyline in many cities now - so many changes! I'm sure you enjoyed the ballet and the tour! Nearly forgot to say how fascinating to see the coffee brewing demonstration! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  3. I have seen travel shows of Norway and it looks like another magical land to visit. Fabulous architecture! Looks like a really enjoyable trip-despite the scaffolding. happy T day!

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  4. the beauty of the Oslo Opera House really appealed to me. When I saw the first panorama shot of the Opera House across the water, I thought about all the construction. Then I read you were concerned about it, too. The building itself is so beautiful, and I like how it goes from cold exterior to warm interior. It is certainly a beautiful building, and a view backstage must have been a real treat in addition to the beautiful shots you shared. The sculpture "She Lies" in the water is both unusual and gorgeous, and the Barcode roof is aptly named. It was simply gorgeous.

    LOVED the shot of the coffee demonstration. Thanks for sharing it, along with the beauty of the Oslo Opera House with us for T this Tuesday.

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  5. Was für eine beeindruckende Architektur!
    Einfach toll! Und sogar ein Kaffee-Aufbrühritual für
    "Happy T-Day" liebe Johanna!
    Eine schöne restliche Woche für Dich!

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  6. Da kann man was erleben...geniess es.

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  7. Boah, ich bin schwer beeindruckt von dieser modernen Stadt, diesem unglaublichen Opernhaus! Und sogar eine Ballettaufführung habt ihr dort miterlebt, da bin ich ganz neidisch!
    Ganz tolle Fotos, die Lust machen, auch einmal Oslo zu besuchen. Das Bild mit den 'Häuserschachteln' und den Kränen ist super!
    Heute wünsche ich dir einen besonders tollen Tag!!!!
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  8. Happy T Day.

    The coffee demonstration looks like a great idea

    Wonderful photographs with such terrific design on the Opera House.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Wow, that looks an amazing building. All that glass to keep clean, must be a mighty job.
    The coffee demonstration looked interesting as well The photos you shared look fantastic.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Wow. That is an impressive building. I can see why you told us about it. :) And the sea of ice sculpture is really impressive too. It looks like a really great trip to Oslo. Someday maybe I will get there. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  11. All i can say is wow! What impressive buildings So pretty too.. Thank you so much for showing us around for T ! Hugs! deb

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  12. We have a coffee maker similar to the one in your demonstration photo. It does make good coffee, but I'd like to try it with one of the Norwegian coffees you mention.

    All that huge expanse of windows! Gorgeous!

    Happy T Tuesday

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  13. Früher hätte mir das Opernhaus nicht gefallen, jetzt schon. Das ist eine spannende Architektur und der Blick, den man von oben hat, ist auch toll. Offensichtlich hattet Ihr schönes Wetter und konntet den Ausblick genießen.
    Wenn Dir Ulrike heute einen besonders tollen Tag wünscht, hast Du vielleicht Geburtstag?
    Herzliche Grüße
    Julia

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  14. Wow! What a beautiful design! I don't mind the cranes. I'm used to it. I grew up with cranes. I was born in post war Rotterdam, which was bombed completely and has spent the next 50 years rebuilding. All my life I have been seeing cranes and modern architecture. So I can appreciate modern architecture whan I see it, and this Oslo Opera House is exceptionally beautiful. I would love to see it in real life. Unfortunately a trip to Norway is not on the horizon.But you never know what life throws at you....
    Thank you so much for sharing all that beauty.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  15. What a unique and beautiful building!!! Thanks do much for sharing the photos with us ♥

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  16. Truly stunning photos! love the view from the very top...and kind of scary looking down the slope to the water. I would be the one to roll down and fall in! lol thank you so much for sharing this...

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  17. Thank you for this tour of the opera house. I may never get to go there in real life, but now, after reading your post, I feel as if I have been there. Happy T-Day! :)

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  18. Amazing photos-thanks so much for sharing all this with us. sounds like an awesome visit for you-enjoy
    Happy T Day Kathy

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  19. How exciting - you got to see a ballet (I love ballet), go backstage and get a full tour of an amazing architectural work of art!

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Johanna.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  20. Wow, fantastic, thanks for the tour. Only been to Stavanger on the west coast, would love to go back - ah maybe someday. xox

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  21. Thanks for a really great tour. Now I want to go and live in Norway if they do such wonderful artistic projects.
    The floating sculpture!!! what about that!!! I looked up more information and it is so fascinating, it turns and reflects different scenery .... exclamation marks again.
    Like Lisca I would hardly notice the cranes as Edinburgh is crane-central.
    Great to see the inside too and that fabulous shimmering wall panel.

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  22. The contrast between the aluminum, oak, and hexagonal designs is gorgeous. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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