Kilden Performing Arts Centre
|Kilden Performing Arts Centre
Kilden teater og konserthus
|Opening||6. January 2012|
|Structural system||Characteristic Oak waves at the sea front.|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||ALA Architects, Finland|
|Main contractor||AF group|
Kilden Performing Arts Centre is a theater and concert hall on Odderøya in Kristiansand, Norway. It houses Agder Teater, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Opera Sør in a joint project never previously embarked upon. There is room for a variety of concerts and other forms of cultural expression. Managing Director: Bentein Baardson.
The building is built and owned by the company "Kilden teater- og konserthus for Sørlandet IKS", and Kristiansand Municipality (80%) and Vest-Agder County (20%) are owners. The company was established in 2003 and the name Kilden (meaning "the source") specified in 2006.
Work on the building began in 2007, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway laid the foundation stone in 2009. The opening was officially finished 6 January 2012. Its architect was Finnish ALA Architects, acoustical consultants were Brekke & Strand, the acoustic design of the concert hall was by Arup and the main contractor was AF group. The building has a gross area of 16,000 square meters and a volume of 128,000 cubic meters. The building cost nearly 1.7 billion Norwegian krones. Guided tours in the building last about 30 minutes.
The building has four stages:
- Concert Hall with 1 185 seats
- Theatre & Opera Hall with 708 seats, orchestra pit with space for 70 musicians
- Multi-room with 234 seats or 400 standing
- Intimate Hall with 150 seats