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JS Bach Chamber Music Hall in Manchester, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Zaha Hadid Architects have created a unique chamber music hall specially designed to house solo performances of the exquisite music of Johann Sebastian Bach. A voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies. As the ribbon careens above the performer, cascades into the ground and wraps around the audience, the original room as a box is sculpted into fluid spaces swelling,merging, and slipping through one another.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: JS Bach Chamber Music Hall
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Type: Music Hall
  • Date: 2009
  • Client: Manchester International Festival

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Integral House in Toronto, Canada by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

The Integral House creates a place for architecture, music, and performance located at the threshold between Toronto’s urban fabric and its extensive natural ravine system. In the project’s program brief, our client clearly articulated his dual passion for mathematics and music and his interest in curvilinear shapes resulting in spatially complex volumes.

Image Courtesy James Dow

  • Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • Project: Integral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Acoustical: Swallow Consultants
  • Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership; DT Prohaska Engineering Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.; Toews Engineering
  • Fountain Consultant: Waterarchitecture Inc.
  • General Contractor: Eisner Murray Custom Builders
  • Interior Design: Decisive Moment
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
  • Lighting Design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
  • Photography: Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, Bob Gundu
  • Software used: The design was developed though hand drafting and physical model building techniques.  The working drawings for construction were further developed using AutoCAD, along with some additional hand drafting.    Some of the custom hardware pieces – such as the  door handles and glass clips for the blue glass stair were developed using Rhinoceros NURBS modeling. The design process was iterative – typically it would start with a hand sketch, or a physical model, which would then be further developed using AutoCAD, and / or Rhino, depending on the item.

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Beethoven Concert Hall in Bonn, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Linking city to river promenade, the new Beethoven Symphony Hall rises – a beacon of light, a porous multifaceted crystalline mass,  growing out of earth,  floating on water. This iconic structure, its two embedded performance spaces softly visible from without, becomes a ‘performer’ in its own right after dark.

Beethoven Concert Hall

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Beethoven Concert Hall
  • Location: Bonn, Germany
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Competition Team: Kristof Crolla, Tom Wuenschmann, Evan Erlebacher, Andres Schenker, Chryssanthi Perpatidou, Elizabeth Bishop, Michael Powers, Teoman N. Ayas, Michael Mader, Goswin Rosenthal, Tariq Khayyat, Yelda Gin
  • Structural / Facade: Bollinger & Grohmann (Frankfurt)
  • Acoustics / Venue: Arup (London, UK); Arup (Berlin)
  • Cost / QS: SENSE (London)
  • Lighting: Brandi (Hamburg)
  • Orchestra: Aldo Ceccato (Milan)

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Mercedes-Benz at the IAA 2011 Frankfurt Festival Hall in Germany by Kauffmann Theilig & Partner

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Article source: Kauffmann Theilig & Partner

Frankfurt’s Festival Hall once again played host to Mercedes-Benz at the IAA International Motor Show (September 13 – 25, 2011) where the “pulse” of a new generation of automobiles was on display. The exhibition design by architectural firm Kauffmann Theilig & Partner and Frankfurt-based Atelier Markgraph was a continuation of this years running-theme: 125 years since the invention of the automobile. This is the 9th consecutive collaboration between the two.

Image Courtesy Andreas Keller, Altdorf

  • Architects: Kauffmann Theilig & Partner
  • Project: Mercedes-Benz at the IAA 2011 Frankfurt Festival Hall
  • Location: Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Client: Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars BC/BP
  • Communication and media design: Atelier Markgraph, Frankfurt am Main
  • Construction: Display International Schwendinger, Würselen
  • Photography: Andreas Keller, Altdorf

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PEX Toulouse in France by OMA

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Article source: OMA

The site is 150 acres of agricultural land at the edge of Toulouse, near a large international airport serving the region, and one of the largest and economically important Airbus factories in the city. The client – Société Publique Locale d’Améngement (SPLA) – has decided to relocate the existing Parc des Expositions (PEX) in Toulouse from the city centre to this new location in order to be “closer to the infrastructure and services consistent with economic development of the city”.

Event Hall with Massive Doorway Opened (Copyright OMA)

  • Architect: OMA
  • Name of Project: PEX Toulouse
  • Location: Toulouse, France
  • Status: Design development
  • Client: Société Publique Locale d’Améngement (SPLA)
  • Photos: Franz Parthesius, Hans Werlemann

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KKL Luzern Concert Hall acoustic upgrade in Switzerland by WSDG

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Article source: WSDG

WSDG CRITICAL ANALYSIS FOR SWITZERLAND’S KKL LUZERN CONCERT HALL ELECTRO ACOUSTIC UPGRADE

LUZERN, SWITZERLAND:  From its opening performance by the Berlin Philharmonic in August 1998, the KKL Luzern Grand Concert Hall was recognized as one of the world’s great performance centers.  An international landmark, both architecturally and culturally, the complex attracts music fans from around the world to its picturesque lakeside setting.

Exterior Shot

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National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland by 3XN Architect

Friday, May 20th, 2011

3XNs proposal for the Dublin National Concert Hall is a sculptural showcase which creates a magnificent new home for music, while also providing a framework for the historical context upon which the new concert hall sits. The new building provides a zone where the urban and park settings come together expressing their own symphony in addition to the music coming from within.

National Concert Hall

  • Architects: 3XN Architect
  • Project: National Concert Hall
  • Location: Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin
  • Client: National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)
  • Size: 28,232 m2

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Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall in Warsaw, Poland by Atelier Thomas Pucher

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Sinfonia Varsovia Garden – to become a cultural centre for music lovers – a place of meeting and experience exchange between professionals or public recipients. It holds multiple possibilities for musical activities and performances.

Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall

  • Architects: Atelier Thomas Pucher
  • Project: Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Acoustical Engineering: BBM MÜLLER
  • Structural Engineering: PETER MANDL structural engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering: KCE mechanical Engineers
  • Green Building Certification: GOBLI BAUENGINEERING
  • Client: Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra in Warsaw
  • Construction sum: € 110 million
  • Competition: 2010, 1st prize in open international competition
  • Status: Completion 2016

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Siansa National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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Siansa National Concert Hall was a finalist in the invited PPP competition in Dublin, Ireland. A national concert hall should offer more than simply an iconic building or a concert hall with excellent acoustic qualities. It should fill a role in society and have the affection of its citizens.

Siansa National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, designed by Henning Larsen Architects. View from the Iveagh Gardens.

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Client: Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism (DAST) and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), Ireland
  • Gross floor area: 25,600 m2
  • Year of design: 2009 – 2010
  • Type of assignment: Finalist in invited, international PPP competition
  • Local architects: RKD Architects
  • Consortium: Macquarie Capital Group Ltd., John Sisk & Son Ltd. and E. Pihl & Son A/S
  • Acoustics: Arup Acoustics
  • Theatre Consultants: Carr & Angier
  • Engineers: Arup and Rambøll Whitbybird

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Hennepin County Library in Maple Grove, Minnesota by Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

In the past ten years, Maple Grove has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest suburbs. The area has evolved from a natural oak savanna and agricultural fields to gravel mines serving the state highway system. This ever-changing landscape of human development resulted in barren land and artificial lakes (leftover from mining activity) as the future site for the library.

North View

  • Architects: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.
  • Project: Hennepin County Library Maple Grove
  • Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
  • Year: 2010
  • Collaborators: Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc., Mechanical/Electrical Engineers, BKBM Engineers, Structural/Civil Engineers Damon Farber Associates, Landscape Architect, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, General Contractor
  • Project Area: 40,000 square-feet
  • Credits: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., Architect & Interior Designer
  • Photographs: Lara Swimmer
  • Software used: Revit

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