It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 22/10/08
The Oslo Operahouse by Norwegian practice Snøhetta is the winner of the Culture category of the inaugural World Architecture Festival. Jury members Sir Peter Cook, Christoph Ingenhoven and John Walsh judged the Operahouse to be a highly proficient work of architecture that realised a complex programme with coherence and clarity. The Operahouse, the anchor project in an urban regeneration scheme, has already proved highly popular with its local community. Moreover, Sir Peter Cook says, the building in its scale, ambition and quality has raised the bar for Norwegian architecture.WINNER Oslo Operahouse, Norway, SNØHETTA, Norway