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Project Oslo Opera House
Country NoorwegenOslo, Norway
Architect Snøhetta
Engineer Erichsen & Horgen AS Ingenieurs, Rotterdam
Main contractor 55 Contracts
Offices 38 000 m2
Voltooid 2008
Jaga Products Mini Canal


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Home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, The Oslo Opera House is part of ECO-Culture, a EU project which aims to demonstrate energy efficient technologies in high-performing, cultural and green buildings. It focuses on designing systems within buildings that minimize energy consumption for heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation.
The Opera House has chosen the Jaga Mini Canal heating system which provides the building with a comfortable climate with minimum energy consumption. Using Low-H2O technology ensures that carbon emissions are kept to a minimum and the heaters are able to react quickly to any changes in temperature. The building is an award-winning, innovative design, and benefits from a fully balanced and controllable hydronic system.
The Opera House won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. The installation of the super conductive Jaga heaters provides the space with a modern heating solution in keeping with the green philosophy. It ensures high performance, while maintaining a low energy consumption.



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