The narrowest city center area on the left bank of the river Vardar has one of the most representative objects of modern architecture the Macedonian Opera and Ballet. This extraordinary work by the architects from young Slovenian office Biro 71 was influenced by Finnish organic architecture and was inspired by natural elements, such as mountains and topographic reliefs.
The Macedonian opera and ballet is a multidisciplinary object, from which comes its complex program and form. The object has a cultural value and is itself a sculpture with a strong expressive and dramatic character. It is emphasized by the total absence of color and the sense of massiveness that the concrete gives us, forming a new white landscape incorporated in the tissue of the city. Designed for a net area of 16,000 m2, it is intended to provide working spaces for the Drama (founded in 1945), the Opera (founded in 1947) and the Ballet (founded in 1948). The building is divided into a section for visitors and a working part, which unite at the stage and the theater. The building is accessed from the south side through the pedestrian platform or from the underground parking lot.