We had no time to see a show at the Olso Opera House, but visiting the architectural masterpiece felt like a must during our too-short visit to Oslo.
There is no doubt some inspiration was taken from the Sydney Opera House when designing the building. I don’t know much about the right and wrongs of architecture, but I do know a few things about hanging out on roofs and that’s the point of difference between both opera houses. At Oslo’s Opera House you can walk, dance, and shuffle on the roof. How clever is that!
The outside of the opera house acts as a public space where the community can come together and, well, hang out. You can get coffee from inside and stroll the foyer or you can simply sit around and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by history.
This grand structure was built with the idea to include the people of Oslo who simply aren’t into watching opera, ballet or theatre. These people are still invited to enjoy the building’s surroundings: calming water on one side and a killer view of the city.
It’s so good when people can get inspiration from a place as world-famous as the Sydney Opera House yet still make it their own. That’s the new circle of life.