Panurbana 061 Stopera

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Panurbana 061 Stopera

collage: 16  photos

format: 180 x 100 cm 

Amsterdam 2021

The Stopera is the town hall and music theater on the Amstel River.

The name Stopera was coined by activist groups who opposed the construction plans for the building: Stop the opera.

The building was designed by architects Cees Dam (1932) and Wilhelm Holzbauer (1930-2019).

It consists of an L-shaped town hall section with a long inner street of 165 meters, which ends in the Amsterdam council chamber.

There are 4 wedding rooms, the Burgemeester d'Ailly room was designed in 1988 by the artist Wim T. Schippers (1942).

The Music Theater is slightly rotated compared to the City Hall. It has a 1,600-seat hall and is home to the Dutch Opera and the National Ballet.

The foyer built around the theater has large glass fronts and is clad in white marble, the complex was completed in 1986.