THE PUBLIC FOYER
MUSIC LIKE ARCHITECTURE
The light and airy foyer is several storeys high and is enveloped in large glass windows. On the ground floor you will find the box office, gift shop, restaurant and cloakrooms.
The main bar and meeting place is on the foyer’s first floor (Upper Foyer) and several thousand interval drinks can be served here. For meetings and conferences the bar area has room for a standing buffet for 600 people or for 300 seated.
The Opera House in Oslo has an impressive main staircase; all the same it is the Concert Hall in Stavanger that, more than any other, takes seriously the long traditions we know from the Paris Opera and Musikerein in Vienna.
Ulf Grønvold in Arkitektur N nr. 7 2012.
The awareness of space is formidable. We can feel in our being that the architecture is frozen music.
Hild Sørby in Stavanger Aftenblad 14.09. 2012.