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Architect: Hans Asplund
Built in: 1957
Sweden´s newest historical building is the Eslöv Civic Hall (Medborgarhuset), which achieved this status in 2001. In architectural circles the Civic Hall in Eslöv is known as the most ambitious building in Sweden in the post-war period. The Eslöv Civic Hall is one of the most remarkable Modernist buildings in Scandinavia. It was 1947 when the young, newly-qualified architect Hans Asplund´s proposal won the competition to design Eslöv´s Civic Hall, which was built and completed in 1957. The basic idea and the detailing bear the imprint of contemporary international trends and of inspiration from the work of his father, Eric Gunnar Asplund. The Civic Hall is now a meeting place for a wide range of both business and cultural activities. It has been comprehensively restored and its meticulous workmanship, treatment of materials and original color scheme reinstated.
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Interior of Oslo Opera House
The roof of the building angles to ground level creating a large plaza inviting pedestrians to walk up and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo. The angles and paving materials are also skateboard-friendly allowing skateboarders to use some areas. Skateboarders are discouraged from areas closer to performance spaces by the use of steps and paving not conducive to skateboarding. While much of the building is covered in white granite and La Facciata, a white Italian marble, the stage tower is clad in white aluminum in a design by Løvaas & Wagle evoking old weaving patterns.
The lobby is surrounded by 15 m (49 ft) tall windows with minimal framing and special glass that allows maximum views of the water. The roof is supported by thin angled columns also designed not to interfere with views.
Interior surfaces are covered in oak to bring warmth to spaces in contrast to the coolness of the white exterior. The main auditorium is a horseshoe shape and illuminated by an oval chandelier containing 5,800 handmade crystals. Seats include monitors for the electronic libretto system, allowing audiences to follow opera libretti in Norwegian and English in addition to the original language.