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OPERATIC LINES

There seem to be as many cranes in Oslo as in London – every corner you turn leads to a building site. And as in London many of the new buildings are abominations – the kind of anonymous yet narcissistic postmodern architecture that now squats in many of the world’s major cities. The Opera House is different. Designed by Norwegian architects Snøhetta, responsible also for the stunning Bibliotheca Alexandrina, it is a magnificent building, subtle but spellbinding, with its angled roof, crossed planes, and beautiful use of stone, glass, metal and timber. It is monumental yet friendly, inviting you to explore it, both inside and out, and with a roof upon which you can walk and skateboard. It looks best, apparently, in the snow. I will have to return to Oslo in the winter…

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