Friday, August 06, 2010

When Private Trustees Serving In The Public Interest Strongly Believe In Both National And International Classical Culture

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"Despite a rocky economy, [San Francisco Museum of Modern Art] trustees have pledged $250 million to the museum expansion effort [with scheduled completion in Spring 2016]" ...

John King "SFMOMA Job to Norwegian Design Team" San Francisco Chronicle July 22, 2010

Credits: Top photo of Snohetta designed Bibliotheca Alexandrina of 2001; and bottom photo of the firm's National Opera and Ballet Theater of Oslo, Norway of 2007.

The twenty-first century (CE) opera house, designed by Tarald Lundeval, won the
World Architecture Festival cultural award in 2008 and Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Award.

The Opera House was finished in 2007 with the opening event held on April, 2008. King Harald V of Norway opened the Opera House at a gala performance attended by national leaders and royalty, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.


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