C. F. Møller Architects win Kristiansund Opera and Culture Center


C.F. Møller Architects just won a shared first prize in the competition for the new Opera and Culture Center in , entitled Kulturkvartalet.  This new Opera Center will house the country’s oldest opera in Kristiansund, the capital of the region of Nordmøre.  The site proposes an interesting challenge as the new design must integrate two existing buildings with the proposed new urban center, and the most critical component becomes the shared urban space between the old and the new which will ultimately connect the Opera and Culture Center with  pedestrian streets and a nearby park.

More images and more about the winning proposal after the break.

© C.F. Møller Architects

The proposal “…unites the different cultural functions in a dynamic and creative environment, centered round the main concert hall. The concert hall has been designed to offer sublime acoustics and super flexible theatre settings,” explained the architects.

© C.F. Møller Architects

Apart from the main music facilities, the project includes a ballet center, library, college center, a restaurant, and a cafe.  The differing activities will become a vital component in enhancing the cultural scene of Kristiansund by attracting and appealing to different people in the area.

© C.F. Møller Architects
© C.F. Møller Architects
© C.F. Møller Architects

Architect: C.F. Moller

Size: 15400 m2

Year: 2014

Competition Year: 2010

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "C. F. Møller Architects win Kristiansund Opera and Culture Center" 07 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=67657>
  • isla

    i think i´ve seen the vyonyx cut out people at every contest renders in the past 10 competitions!


  • j.r.

    Finlandia-Hall 2.0 ????????

  • H_R

    Indeed ))

  • Fidel

    Hey, you forgot to mention that this is a join first prize along with Space Group architects from Oslo and Brisac Gonzalez from London.