Same latitude as Alaska in the US and St. Petersburg in Moscow
Oslo – the capital in Norway. Did you know that the city of Oslo is considered to be in the south of Norway, and yet, it is on the same latitude as Alaska in the US and St. Petersburg in Moscow (!)
In the back we spot The Oslo Opera House (Operahuset). Home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord.
Italian marble and white granite
The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with Italian marble and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water. It is the largest cultural building constructed in Norway since Nidarosdomen was completed in ca 1300.
In 1999 the Norwegian legislature decided to construct a new opera house. A design competition was held and, of the 350 entries received, the judges chose the one from Snøhetta. An international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office. Based in Oslo and New York City.