Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark

Opera 1
  The new Opera House on the island Holmen in the harbour area of Copenhagen. Inaugurated in 2005, it was designed by the architect Henning Larsen and paid for by Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the shipping magnate.
There were some disagreements on design between the architect and Mr. Møller, the best known being  the form of the glass facade. Henning Larsen had designed a clear glass frontage, but Mr. Møller did not like large areas of glass, and the result was the insertion of horizontal steel  bands.  
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Opera 11          Opera 3          Opera 4
  The opera house lies on the opposite side of the harbour to the royal palace of Amalienborg and Marmorkirken (the Marble Church).  The open area in front of the Opera is laid with granite.  
Opera 10          Opera 9          Opera 7
Opera 5          Opera 8          Opera 6
  The walls are clad with limestone from southern Germany.
The view from the rear of the Opera House in the last picture shows Takkelloftet, a long building of the 1770s, originally built in two floors and used for storing and working on ropes and rigging (tackle) of the navy. The name is now also used for the small stage in the Opera House.
Opera 2
  Wikipedia on the Opera House  
  The Opera House at
including interior photos
  Front page of Astoft's Danish section  
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