opera for the people

the norwegain company snøhetta prides itself on being an innovative, award-winning, and environmentally conscious architectural firm. a lot of labels to live up to… they are the firm behind the planned national september 11 memorial museum pavilion in new york and the celebrated bibliotheca alexandrina in alexandria, egypt. the oslo opera house is the only one of their works I myself have experienced. and experience is the right word. in true socialist spiri the operahouse is for the people and you can actually walk all over it, sit on it and picnic on it. the exhibition of their work is on view from february 4 to april 3, 2010 at scandinavia house in new york. by kv