Super Sleek Performance Arts Center: Norway


How sexy is this building designed by Helsinki-based ALA Architects? I’m really diggin’ the sharp lines and great color contrast on both the exterior and interior of this structure. In regards to modern architecture, it’s an excellent example of form and function at it’s best.

Currently under construction in Kristiansand, Norway, the Kilden Performing Arts Center will provide facilities for the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Opera South, and a number of local theater groups. Featured on the interior, a curved wooden wall will surrounds the audience and “separate reality from fantasy”. The wall not only creates a disguised theatrical effect, but also improves the acoustics of the foyer.

The Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra will have at its disposal a concert hall designed to accommodate 1200 attendees. Agder Theater, a regional group, will have a theater with a capacity of 700, and advanced equipment with a stage tower. The $191 million project is expected to be completed in 2011.


ALA Architects website



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