Archive for the ‘Concert hall’ Category
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Article source: Coop Himmelb(l)au
After four years of construction, the “House of Music” in Aalborg, Denmark was ceremoniously opened on March 29, 2014 by the Danish Queen Margrethe II.
This cultural centre was designed by the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au as a combined school and concert hall: its open structure promotes the exchange between the audience and artists, and the students and teachers. “The idea behind the building can already be read from the outer shape. The school embraces the concert hall,” explained Wolf D. Prix, design principal and CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)au.
Image Courtesy © Coop Himmelb(l)au
- Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
- Project: House of Music
- Location: Aalborg, Denmark
- Photography: Rene Jeppesen, Martin Schubert, Aleksandra Pawloff, Coop Himmelb(l)au
- Client: North Jutland House of Music Foundation, Aalborg, Denmark
- Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
- Project Partner: Michael Volk
- Project Architect: Marcelo Bernardi, Pete Rose
- Design Architect: Luzie Giencke
- Design architect interior: Eva Wolf
- CAD coordinator: Ronny Böser
- Project Team: Benjamin Schmidt, Philip Wilck, Ariane Marx, Markus Baumann, Ivana Jug, Anna Wasserthal, Talya Kozminsky, Blaine Lepp, Robin Heather, Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Stephanie Neufeld, Tyler Bornstein, Elisabeth Keane
- 3D Visualization: Armin Hess/ Isochrom, Vienna Silkroad, Beijing, China Jens Mehlan, Jörg Hugo
- Local Architects: Friis & Moltke, Aalborg, Denmark
- Landscape Architect: Jeppe Aagaard Andersen, Helsingør, Denmark
- Structural Engineering: Rambøll, Aalborg, Denmark B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
The project comes from the tender launched in October 2007 for the redevelopment of disused area outside the historic center of Florence, and in particular in the vicinity of the old rail-station Leopolda, and the Royal Park of the “Cascine”. This work is part of those identified by the “Committee of Ministers for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy” for the planning of infrastructure projects aimed at the realization and completion of major works of cultural and scientific interest for the whole country.
Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
- Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
- Project: Florence Music and Culture Park
- Location: Florence, Italy
- Program: new opera house and concert hall
- Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Missione per le Celebrazioni dei 150 anni dell’ Unità d’Italia
- Competition: 2007
- Design team: Hidenari Arai, Takeshi Miura, Kenji Yatsu, Rawad Choubassi, Simone Utzeri, Filippo Biagi, Atsuko Suzuki, Andrea Maffei Architects / Stefano Tozzi, M+T & Partners
- Structure: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Maurizio Teora, Giammichele Melis, Ida Coppola, Francesco Uggetti, Michele Mongelli, Riccardo Abello, Amerigo Tognarelli, Enrico Manganelli, Livio Quintavalle, Mario Rossato, Valeria Migliori, Matteo Testini, Floriana Palomba.
- Mep plants: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Pietro Guarisco, Alice Quinterio, Enrico Zara, Francesco Di Salvo, Katia Bernardi, Nicola Carofano, Sebastiano Genovese, Stefano Colombo.
- Geotechnic: Arup Italia s.r.l.- Angelo Mussi, Tim Hocombe, Francesco Petrella, Silvia Ferrero
- Acoustic: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan – Yasuhisa Toyota, Satoru Ikeda, Vie en Rose s.r.l. Firenze -Sergio Luzzi
- Fire consultant: ing. Silvestre Mistretta, Milano
- General contractor: ATI – Baldassini Tognozzi Pontello Costruzioni Generali S.p.a., Mazzanti S.p.a., Opere Pubbliche e Ambiente S.p.a.
- Cost: € 80.000.000,00
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Article source: Moussafir Architectes
Situated on the edge of Alençon, in the rural landscape of Lower Normandy, La Luciole – French for «firefly» – resulted from the efforts of its passionate director-«programmateur». Founded in 1994, this concert facility has carved itself a reputation, attracting renowned musicians to its tiny performance hall.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: Moussafir Architectes
- Project: La Luciole
- Location: 171 route de Bretagne, 61000 Alençon, France
- Photography: Luc Boegly
- Client: Alençon City Council
- Brief: Extension: reception area, 650 seat auditorium, offices, service spaces.
Renovation: bar, rehearsal studio, dressing rooms.
- Budget: 2,653,000 €. ex tax
- Nsa: 1,274 sq. m.
- Competition: 2004
- Built: 2008
- Team: Jacques Moussafir with Francesca De Marchi, Nicolas Hugoo, Alexis Duquennoy, Guillaume Cournut, Laurent théaux and Albert Ruiz
- Partner Engineers: A&T (stage designers), Peutz (acoustic designers), Batiserf (structural engineers), Alto (mechanical engineers), René Micout (quantity surveyor).
- Contractors: Sagir (concrete structure), Renaudat (metal frameworks), Arblade (roofing & siding), Vonthron (electricity), Gondouin (waterproofing), Ates (partitions and lining), Daupley (exterior woodwork), R2C (metalwork),Polybat (paintwork), AMG Fechoz (stage machinery), Bezannier (wooden stage flooring), Ducré (HVAC and plumbing), Fabripose (interior woodwork), Qualiprofil (suspended ceilings), Assisesportive (seating), Audiotechniques (stage electrics), Azur Scénic (stage fabrics), Thyssen (elevator), Gagneux Décors (flooring).
- Materials: colourwashed raw concrete; steel structure; veined steel siding by Haironville; multilayered plasterboard lining; polycarbonate panels by Danpalon Everlite; fibracoustic panels in wood fibre and rockwool; aluminium door and window frames (exterior); exposed concrete floor with toughening finish; wooden floor on bearing joist.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group
From its opening performance by the Berlin Philharmonic in August 1998, the KKL Luzern 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.
Designed by architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 2000 KKL Luzern is comprised of three distinctive sectors: The conference and meeting room wing, complemented by a number of lounges and restaurants; A black box-style multipurpose hall, which presents events ranging from rock concerts to general assemblies; And, a Concert Hall distinguished by world-class acoustics designed by Russell Johnson’s Artec.
Image courtesy KKL Luzern
- Acoustical consultants: WSDG
- Project: KKL Luzern Concert Hall
- Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre gathers inspiration from the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic scenery.
Situated on the border between land and sea, the Concert Hall stands out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. The spectacular facades have been designed in close collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineering companies Rambøll and ArtEngineering GmbH from Germany.
Image courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Architects
- Project: Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center
- Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Client: Austurnhofn TR – East Harbour Project Ltd.
- Gross floor area: 28,000 m2
- Year of construction: 2007 – 2011
- Type of assignment: First prize in international PPP competition, 2005
- Landscape architects: Landslag efh and Lisbeth Westergaard
- Façade design and development: Olafur Eliasson and Studio Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
- Owner and operator: Harpa, Portus Group, AGO (operator of Harpa), Totus (owner of Harpa)
- Engineers: Artec Consultants, Mannvit Engineers, Hnit Consulting Engineers, Efla Engineers, ArtEngineering, and Ramboll
- Contractor: IAV
- Design Manager: IAV
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Article source: Tetrarc Architects
Program_ Design an equipment dedicated to con-temporary and emerging music, assembling together 2 performing show halls (1200, 400 places), 16 re-cording and training studios, spaces for digital exper-imentation, offices, and welcoming public spaces.
Image Courtesy Stéphane Chalmeau
- Architects: Tetrarc Architects
- Project: Et Centre Culturel à Nantes
- Location: Nantes, France
- Traductor: Matthieu Blanche
- Competition: 2005
- Study: 2005-08
- Completion: September 2011
- Photographer: Stéphane Chalmeau
- Building surface: 7222 m2 SHON
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Article source: Cannon Design
A world-class concert hall designed for the Kaokaoshina New District – an emerging art and cultural hub in Ordos City, in southwestern Inner Mongolia – is equipped to attract renowned performers from around the globe. Located at the intersection of two of the city’s major arteries, the concert hall is both integral to the art and culture of the district and an iconic gateway to the city itself.
Ordos Concert Hall
- Architects: Cannon Design
- Project: Ordos Concert Hall
- Location: Inner Mongolia, China
- Client: Ordos JiangYuan Reservoir Co., Ltd.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Article source: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
In comparison to the local surroundings, the distinctive architecture of the hall marks the attempt to provide a new highlight in a highly heterogeneous and, in terms of scale, non-homogeneous structure of a rural settlement. The hall has been deliberately designed as a venue for everyone; it stands apart from its neighbouring buildings and almost looks like a UFO that has just landed.
Image Courtesy Paul Ott
- Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
- Project: Meeting Hall Gosdorf
- Location: Gosdorf, Styria, Austria
- Area: about 750 m2
- Finishing Time: November 2011
- Photographer: Paul Ott
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid
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.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Name of Project: JS Bach Chamber Music Hall
- Location: Manchester, UK
- Type: Music Hall
- Date: 2009
- Client: Manchester International Festival
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.