national opera house and freshmess on travel+leisure


The Norwegian National Opera House has won Travel+Leisure’s 2009 Design Awards for Best Cultural Space.


Oslo, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta

With its sloping white-marble roof and delicate glass façade, Oslo’s National Opera House is a grand architectural statement—planting a flag for high culture on the Oslo waterfront—but more essentially it also creates a dramatic new public space in the heart of the city. The stone terraces run from the shore to the building, where they’re integrated into the roof of much of the complex, a series of steep, angled planes for adventurous pedestrians and pre-theater crowds. 1 Kirsten Flagstads Plass; 47-2/142-2100;

T+L Design Awards 2009

© Mark Joseph Carandang


I got contacted by the publication recently about usage of my above photo and a few correspondences later, voila! I’m getting my photos out there.  Flickr is a good thing. See the entire T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow here.


10 Responses to “national opera house and freshmess on travel+leisure”

  1. 1 Bagaholicboy February 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    It’s a great honour! Congrats dude!

  2. 3 K February 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    That’s nice ha? Considered yourself lucky.

  3. 5 yed February 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    hey, well-deserved. i remember that was one of the first photos i saw on this blog and from then on, i got hooked! your photography is just amazing and it is nice to see it is well-credited. keep it up!

    • 6 freshmess February 25, 2009 at 7:21 pm

      I am so taking you there if you ever come to Oslo. Thanks so much yed! Truly appreciate it. :)

      • 7 yed February 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

        YAY! so looking forward to that and seeing you again. i just called italian embassy today for courier pick-up service/visa application. i am so crossing my fingers i will get my visa. hehe. i have made which city-itinerary to go to already in scandinavia and i will need your help for oslo! haha. will email you if you don’t mind.

        • 8 freshmess February 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm

          Wow! So you really are doing it! I’m sure you’re gonna get a visa, seeing that you’ve been to Europe before. So that shouldn’t be a problem. Shoot me an email no worries. It’d be great to see you again. :) Happy weekend yed!

  4. 9 RennyBA February 28, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Congrats Mark, you really deserved that!

    I thought we where contacts at Flickr long time ago – now we are :-)

    Wish you a great end to your week!

    • 10 freshmess February 28, 2009 at 2:17 am

      Thank you Renny! I thought so, too, since I see photos of you on flickr here and there. Thanks for adding me to your contacts! Have a great weekend! Be careful out in the city with ice/snow crashing to the ground. My boss had a major accident last Thursday, you must have read it in the newspapers, the one that happened at Solli Plass. Huff.

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