The Oslo Opera

April 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

  Tons of ink have been used in discussing the Oslo Opera since it was being constructed. It has generated a lot of controversy for different reasons: costs, dimensions, selection of materials, relevance. It has been discussed ad infinitum whether the choice of Italian marmor for the facade was a clever decision or how should the area around it be developed. The opera has as many admirers as detractors. In this post I´m not going to join the discussion, but i would like to highlight something that i find beautiful about it: the coat area next to the bathrooms!!!

It might not be the most efficient or have enough space, yet it has an ethereal quality that coupled with the shiny black entrance to the bathrooms steals a mandatory gasp from the first-time visitor. I have not read or heard ever any comments about the design of this area but here i would like, through the pictures posted below, to give a signal of appreciation to whoever was in charge of it.

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