Designed by the architectural company Snøhetta, The Oslo Opera House was completed in 2007. It really is a building for the people – appearing to rise out of the fjord, the functional white marble
roofing provides welcome walks, views and seating on sunny days in Oslo.
Clean lines in Italian marble and white granite.
View towards the Havnelageret. In its heyday it was the largest
concrete building in Europe. The visiting Dutch Noah’s Ark is moored alongside.
She Lies – a work by Monica Bonvicini in front of the Opera House. It floats on a concrete platform and wind and water dictate how it turns on it’s axis.
The 22 story Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel to the left behind the yellow tower crane, and another view of the Barcode. Our personal favourite is the white Deloitte Huset designed by Snøhette, the same firm of architects who are responsible for the Opera House.
Paddleboarding past the Barcode.
Much more planned here with apartments and the new
Munch Museum. It will be a very exciting area when completed but has caused a lot of traffic chaos in the construction phase so far.
The amazing Dutch Ark of Noah built by Johan Huibers was visiting Oslo. Unbelievably, he has built another, so big it could swallow 5000 people. The plan is to tow it to Rio for the Olympic games. This one was enormous and we were tempted to go for curiosity’s sake but at 220kr each we decided to give it a miss.
Oslo City Hall in the background and the “Helena” taking sightseers around the Harbour.