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Oslo Opera House, Snohetta Jan 2007

Oslo Opera House, Snohetta

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Material of interest: Timber for the ‘wave wall’ Material used: White stone for the ‘carpet’, timber for the ‘wave wall’, and metal for the ‘factory’

Properties of material: For the wave wall it has a light and varied surface. Oak is used throughout for the floors, walls and ceilings. The wave wall has a complex organic geometry made up of joined cone shapes. It is also an important acoustic attenuator within the foyer space. Inside the auditorium oak has been chosen for a number of reasons: It is dense, easily formed, stable and tactile.