Ankara Opera & Ballet House, Turkey


This exciting project was won through a competition. The whole complex is placed in the memorial grounds for Atatürk, the founder of the now 75 year old Republic of Turkey.

The Opera House consist of a classical shaped 1350 seats auditorium together with up to date technical facilities, a large number of rehearsal rooms and full facilities for a large opera company.

The entire 3 fazed project does also include a drama center and an international congress center. Designed for hosting traditional opera, the Opera House has the Semper Opera in Dresden as a model of ambition. The project for the drama center and the international congress center is to follow.

The architect for all stages is the Turk Özgür Ecevit.