Kristiansund Opera and Culture Centre
The Municipality of Kristiansund
1st prize in architectural competition. 2010
At the very heart of Kristiansund, C.F. Møller Architects has designed the city's next cultural hub – the combined location of various different cultural institutions that will vitalise the street environment and create a new urban meeting place for the general public.
The new opera and cultural centre will implement and activate two of the city's most imporant landmarks: Folkets hus (the community centre) and Langveien lower secondary school. These buildings have set the theme for the design of the new complex, and their preservation and renovation are a fundamental aspect of the project.
The horizontal character of the building connects the various building masses, and breaks down the opera house’s dimension through gradual volume downscaling from the stage tower. The project's ambition has been to create a well-integrated and low-key signal building that defers, but also adds something new, to Kristiansund’s brief, yet rich, architectural tradition.
In addition to the imposing opera in Kristiansund, the complex will include a museum, cultural school, library, restaurant and café. These operators will be merged into a creative and dynamic environment around the opera’s main auditorium.
At street level, the building will interact with its surroundings through the availability and exposure of its content. Adjoining streets and squares will be upgraded, to achieve dynamic and vital urban spaces.
COWI, Buro Happold
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
Theatre techniques: Torsten Nobling - AIX Arkitekter AB-Arteno
- 1st prize in architectural competition. 2010
- 2013 Creative Diagram in Architecture, p. 22
- 2012 Modern Decoration 243, p. 78-81
- 2012 Audiovisual Communication, p. 306-315
- 2011 Concept #141, p. 21, 30-35
- 2011 Future 28 29, p. 136-137
- 2011 Architecture Competition Works, p. 46-55
- 2010 AV proyectos 042, p. 10-11
- 2010 Home Review #75, p. 113-115
- 2010 Projeto Design #365, p. 36
- 2010 1oo Global Architectural Schemes, p. 118-121
- 2010 Adressa (Norway)