Archive for the ‘Performing Arts Center’ Category
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Article source: Zaha Hadid
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Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development. Its unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town.
The 1,800-seat auditorium of the Opera House houses the very latest acoustic technology, and the smaller 400-seat multifunction hall is designed for performance art, opera and concerts in the round.
Guangzhou Opera House - Photograph by Iwan Baan
- PROGRAM: 1,800 seat grand theatre, entrance lobby & lounge; 400-seat multifunction hall, rehearsal rooms and other auxiliary facilities
- CLIENT: Guangzhou Municipal Government
- ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Design: Zaha Hadid
- Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao, Patrik Schumacher
- Project Leader: Simon Yu
- Project Team: Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi- Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jian
- Competition Team: 1st Stage: Filippo Innocenti, Matias Musacchio, Jenny Huang, Hon Kong Chee, Markus Planteu,Paola Cattarin, Tamar Jacobs, Yael Brosilovski, Viggo Haremst, Christian Ludwig, Christina Beaumont, Lorenzo Grifantini, Flavio La Gioia, Nina Safainia, Fernando Vera, Martin Henn, Achim Gergen, Graham Modlen, Imran Mahmood
- 2nd Stage: Cyril Shing, YanSong Ma, Yosuke Hayano, Adriano De Gioannis, Barbara Pfenningstorff
- CONSULTANTS: Local design institute: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
- Structural engineers: SHTK (Shanghai, China); Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
- Façade engineering: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
- Acoustic consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
- Theatre consultant: ENFI (Beijing, China)
- Lighting design consultant: Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)
- Project management: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
- Construction management: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
- Cost consultant: Guangzhou Jiancheng Engineering Costing Consultant
- Principal contractor: China Construction
- SIZE/AREA : Project 70,000 m2
- Site: 42,393 m2
- Year: 2003-2010
- Photographs: Iwan Baan, Christian Richters, Virgile Simon Bertrand
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
The Freight & Salvage (whose non-profit organization is incorporated as the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music) has long been the most venerable institution dedicated to presenting the best in folk and traditional music west of the Mississippi. The organization was started in 1968, where despite the small size and grittiness of the initial barn-like urban warehouse venues, “The Freight” became known for top quality performers and for its welcoming, down-home environment.
- SERVICES PROVIDED: Concept Design, SD, DD, CD, CA, Fundraising Support
- SOFTWARE USED: AutoCAD 2008
- ARCHITECTS: Marcy Wong – Partner, Donn Logan – Partner, Tai-Ran Tseng, AIA – Project Manager.
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Rick Spickard
- PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Greg Thurman
- INTERIORS: Donn Logan
- DEVELOPER: Steve Baker
- LANDSCAPE (Green Roof): Josiah Cain
- CIVIL ENGINEER: Steve Calcagno
- STRUCTURAL: Sam Koerper
- MECHANICAL: Bill Hadinger
- ELECTRICAL: Carol Light
- THEATRICAL CONSULTANT: Adam Shalleck
- ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING: Mary Jane Lawless Marcy Wong
- ACOUSTICS: David Schwind
- AUDIO VISUAL: Adam Shalleck
- RENDERING: Patrick Ghiringhelli
- MODEL CONSTRUCTION: Justin Tang, Joyce Sirna
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Billy Hustace, Sharon Risedorph, Hali McGrath, Christo Logan
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
The Hungarian city of Pécs was selected as European Capital of Culture for 2010. The new Kodály Concert- and Conference Centre is one of the main projects for this event.
- Project name: KODÁLY KÖZPONT / KODÁLY CENTRE – CONCERT HALL in PÉCS.
- Client: The city of PÉCS.
- Architects: Tamás Fialovszky, Richard Hőnich, Ferenc Keller, Benedek Sólyom.
- Design period: 2007 – 2010.
- Completion date: December of 2010.
- Photographer: Tamás Bujnovszky.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, marks a new era for classical music with the inauguration of the institution’s first purpose-built home, an extraordinary new facility in the center of Miami Beach. Designed by Frank Gehry in close collaboration with the New World Symphony’s founder and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Center opens up exciting new possibilities in the way music is taught, presented and experienced and dramatically advances New World Symphony’s mission to provide exceptional professional training for the gifted young music school graduates who are its Fellows.
New World Center Exterior - © Claudia Uribe
- Architects: Gehry Partners, LLP
- Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
- Design Partner: Frank Gehry
- Project Designer: Craig Webb
- Managing Partner: Terry Bell
- Project Architect: Brad Winkeljohn
- Project Manager: Kristin Ragins
- Project Team: Curtis Christensen , Dan Sokolosky, Molly Forr, Lisa Cage , Shikha Doogar, Petar Vrcibradic, Leon Cheng, Vartan Chalikian, Armando Solano, Luciana Vidal, Rolando Mendoza
- Acoustician: Nagata Acoustics America, Inc
- Acoustical Team: Dr. Yasuhisa Toyota Motoo Komoda Kayo Kallas Daniel Beckmann Robert Mahoney, Robert F Mahoney & Associates
- Structural Engineering: Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek, LLP
- MEPFP Engineering: Cosentini & Associates
- Theater Consultant: Theatre projects Consultants
- Lighting Designer: LAM Partners, Inc.
- Sound & Projection Consultants: Acoustic Dimensions, Sonitus, LLC
- Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles Associates
- Civil Engineer: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
- Construction Manager: Hines
- Performance Hall Seating: Poltrona Frau
- Project Area: 100,641 sqf
- Project Year: 2011
- Photographs: Rui Dias-Adios, Tomas Loewy
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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Harpa Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavik gathers inspiration from the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic scenery.
Harpa Concert Hall External View 1
Situated on the boundary between land and sea, the centre stands out like 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.
Monday, December 20th, 2010
- Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
- Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
- Location: Orange County, California
- Project Area: 47,836 Sq Ft
- Year Built: 2008 – 2010
The $73 million university project in Orange County faced construction challenges and incorporated sustainable building methods to seek LEED Gold Certification.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (www.mccarthy.com) recently completed construction of Soka University of America’s new Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project, located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus. The new Performing Arts Center is designated to become a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, enhancing Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place.
McCarthy served as general contractor for the $73 million project that began in December 2008. The project included construction of a three-level, 47,836-square-foot Performing Arts Center including a reception lobby, various support spaces and a 1,200 seat auditorium. McCarthy also built a 48,974-square-foot Academic Building located next to and providing support for the Performing Arts Center. The new four-level academic building houses 11 classrooms, 29 faculty offices, a 150-seat black box theater, four dressing rooms, a rehearsal/dance studio, musician warm-up spaces and other support areas. The project’s design and construction team is pursuing United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for the buildings.