The Opera House in Oslo was awarded the EU prize for contemporary architecture, the "Mies van der Rohe Prize", in 2009.
Tarald Lundevall, project manager of Snøhetta Architects talks about materials and backgrounds during an 8-year construction period.
The building was designed together with Ai WeiWei, the Chinese artist and human rights activist who has frequently collaborated with architects. For the art depot, he collaborated with the Swiss architecture studio HHF. Working with prefabricated elements they rearrange ready-made components in a...
Labels 2 was built on the Berlin Spree river in 2010 – a building, that would offer exhibition space for different fashion labels. The swiss team mastered this challenge with startling stairs, the building’s central element and showpiece.
A quarry becomes an open-air festival venue for the Passion Play and Opera. Herwig Spiegl from the architectural office "Alleswirdgut" explains the approach to the task, strategies for digging in as much as possible and using ageing materials.