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Civil Construction New National Opera House

Supplier: Elastoplastic Concrete
19 October, 2009

Construction of the New Opera House began in mid2002. Commencement of the foundations using Barchip Kyodo was in November 2004.

Civil Construction New National Opera House Oslo, Norway

The Project

Construction of the New Opera House began in mid 2002. Commencement of the foundations using Barchip Kyodo was in November 2004.

The new Opera House will be situated partly on land and partly over water. This has significant consequences related to the foundation design, handling of polluted soil, control of moisture and, not least, the building’s water tightness.

The foundations required some 28,000 lineal metres of piles to act as supporting elements for the building above. The piles vary in length and can reach up to 55 metres below the water surface before meeting stable bedrock.

Barchip Kyodo was chosen for this significant project to provide a cost effective solution to the insitu pile reinforcing offering high performance and long term durability to combat the demanding marine environment.

Over 3000m3 of concrete were reinforced with Barchip Kyodo.

Project Specifications

  • Size: 36,000m2
  • Client: Statsbygg
  • Contractor (foundations): Veidekke Entreprenor AS
  • Budget (as of 15/01/02): 300 million Euro
  • Essential numbers of the new opera house:
  • Public Areas: 11,200 m2
  • Stage Areas: 8,200 m2
  • Rehearsal Rooms, Workshops, Admin: 19,100 m2
  • Ground Plan Footprint: 15,590 m2
  • Length, Including Plaza: 242 m2
  • Length Of Building: 207m2
  • Width Of Building: 110 m
  • Seats In Large Auditorium: 1,350 m
  • Seats In Small Auditorium: 400
  • Height Of Fly Tower: 54 m
  • Depth Of Stage Below Sea Level: 16 m

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