Within the structure are the concert hall, a restaurant and five roof gardens. The square theme continues throughout, where even the box seats in the main hall look like haphazardly arranged cubes.
Great, but what about the elves? It seems the building will be situated atop Borgaholt Hill as a tribute to elves who deep within its caverns (rather like dwarves, if you ask me).
Deep underground, in the highlands and under the cliffs around Iceland live the elves. Their dens are not visible from the outside, but it is believed that they live underground somewhere or other. From the outside the elves' homes are dark and enclosed, but from the inside a radiant and crystalline space is revealed. The Opera's expressional form with its heavy and massive lower floor level and its light and crystalline upper floor level refers to the mythical home of the elves.Sure, every first-year architecture major can see that. [Dezeen]