Archive for the ‘Concert hall’ Category
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
The Oignies coal mine closed in 1990, leaving a whole population and its industrial mining heritage in disarray (pithead buildings, industrial buildings, head frames). The project to reinstate this territory marked by decades of mining operations, began in 2005 with the competition mounted by the Hénin-Carvin Intermunicipal Council (14 municipalities, 125,000 population). Hérault Arnod’s competition-winning project proposes a program based on music and sound, in memory of the massive noise produced by this industrial site when in production, now fallen silent in its abandonment.
The “Salle des pendus” complex, headframe in the background, Image Courtesy © André Morin
- Architects: Herault Arnod Architects
- Project: 9-9 bis Transformation of a Former Mine Site Into a Cultural Complex
- Location: Oignies, France
- Photography: André Morin
- Project Managers: Matthieu Ballarin and Laetitia Capuano
- Co-contractors: Café Programmation, programme Michel Forgue, economics, Cap Paysages
- Subcontractors: Batiserf, structure, Nicolas Ingénierie, fluids
- Cost of works: €9 million before tax
- Area: 3578 m2
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Article source: C.F. Møller Architects
The new building for Iceland’s largest bank, Landsbankinn in Reykjavik, is not only the city’s bank but also the city’s house – the building interacts with and includes the entire city while also offering an architecture in close relation to the raw Icelandic nature and the city’s historic urban fabric.
Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects
- Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
- Project: Landsbankinn
- Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Client: Landsbankinn
- Size: 22000 m²
- Year: 2017
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Article source: Florence GAUDIN, architect DPLG
This transformation from basement to recording studio lie between high technicity and aesthetic research in a noble way. Located below a residential building, the first purpose was obviously the acoustic performance ( in terms of isolation and quality of acoustic demand). Besides the technical result, it was essential to invent an engaging visual atmosphere for these places of creation. Here, the decoration is not accessory, it characterize the space. The global morphology of the caissons being largely compelled, it had to find a way from a quasi-military geometry and provide some playful dimension. The “patchwork” proposal, a combination of “stains” expanding all over the walls the floor and the ceiling, weaken the links with the space, and like an anamorphosis, energize the place.The random geometry segmentation was also perfect for the treatment of the acoustic demand. The selection of materials and colors is inspired by Ethiopian music.
Image Courtesy © Florence GAUDIN, architect DPLG
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Article source: Snøhetta
Snøhetta has completed the new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) of the University of Bergen. This open, robust and interactive building gathers KMD’s 350 art and design students under one roof, while simultaneously connecting the faculty and the city of Bergen.
October 11 marked the official opening of the Snøhetta-designed Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen, Norway. Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a historic fusion, assembling the previously scattered faculty buildings under one roof. This new 14,800m2 cross-disciplinary faculty is now the second largest cultural building in Bergen after the 1,500-seat Grieg Concert Hall.
Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski Photography
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)
- Location: Bergen, Norway
- Photography: Tomasz Majewski Photography
Monday, December 11th, 2017
Article source: 3XN
Can an arena be a good neighboor?
Large stadiums and music venues are often placed in the outskirts of cities, but not in Copenhagen. Royal Arena, a 35.000 square metre venue, has just opened in the middle of a residential area, and is designed by 3XN Architects together with HKS to be a good neighbour.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk
- Architects: 3XN
- Project: Royal Arena
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Photography: Adam Mørk and Rasmus Daniel Taun
- Client: Arena CPHX P/S
- Team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Peter Feltendal, Audun Opdal, Maria Tkacova, Jack Renteria, Robin Vind Christiansen, Dennis Carlsson, Andreas Herborg, Anja Pedersen, Bodil Nordstrøm, Christian Harald Hommelhoff Brink, Gry Kjær, Ida Schøning Greisen, Jakob Wojcik, Jan Park Sørensen, Jeanette Hansen, Juras Lasovsky, Laila Fyhn Feldthaus, Mads Mathias Pedersen, Marie Persson, Mikkel Vintersborg, Pernille Ulvig Sangvin, Sang Yeun Lee, Sebastian le Dantec Reinhardt, Simon Hartmann-Petersen, Stine de Bang, Sune Mogensen, Søren Nersting, Tobias Gagner, Torsten Wang, Henrik Rømer Kania
- Size: 37 000 m2
- Height: 35 m
- Capacity: 16,000
- Seating: 12,500
- Completion: 2017
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Article source: DJA
Pavilion for Nature Concert Hall 2017 is designed as an object that unifies architecture, music, science, video and light installation. Circular platform of 14 m diameter is placed in 45 degree angle and works as a giant video projection screen, as a portal to the underground world and insights of the Earthworm – the research object of Nature Concert Hall 2017. Behind the portal are placed musicians in four floors and they can be seen to audience through three opening in the circular platform. The load bearing structure is designed both vertically and horizontally as structural grid of 2,5 m X 2,5 m X 2,5 m, which is easy and quick to assemble and dismantle for pavilion re-use in different locations.
Image Courtesy © Maris Lapins, Eriks Bozis and Marika Latsone
- Architects: DJA
- Project: Pavilion of Nature Concert Hall
- Location: Dviete and Burtnieki floodplains, Latvia
- Photography: Maris Lapins, Eriks Bozis and Marika Latsone
- Structural Engineering: Veldrums and Partners
- Stage director and video artist: Roberts Rubīns
- Video artists: Maris Kalve, Dmitry Volovik
- Light designer: Oskars Timbars
- Builders: IXI
- Year: June 2017
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Article source: Studio PLP Co., Ltd.
Creative adaptations, a beautiful mess and plenty of great fun are the playful combination reflected in this building, designed by Studio PLP Co., Ltd.
SOI 16 is a pub and music venue in the famous night life street known as Walking Street in Pattaya, Thailand. Influenced by the essence of Thai architectural design, triple- gables are used as the main structure of the building, along with clay roof tiles lining the front gable. The check and stripy façade, borrowed from the pattern of the Pa Kao Ma (traditional Thai sarong), plays well with the mess of electricity wires in front of the site.
Image Courtesy © W Workspace
- Architects: Studio PLP Co., Ltd.
- Project: SOI 16
- Location: Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand
- Photography: W Workspace
- Construction: CH.RUNGSANG CONSTRUCTION CO.,LTD.
- Light & Acoustic Engineer: Kobboon Hansen
- Area: 850 m2
- Project Year: 2017
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
Zhengzhou Grand Theater, being the east part of city axis, is located in Zhengzhou Culture District as the best palace of performing arts in the Central Plains, will highlight the art of movement, and manifest the axis status of Zhengzhou in the Chinese culture with an architectural image unique to the Central Plains.
The architectural design concept of this project is: Yellow River Raving, A Dragon Wakes Up in Central China.
Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Project: Zhengzhou Grand Theater
- Location: Zhengzhou Culture District, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China
- Principle architect: Hongyuan Mei
- Scale: Around124, 000m²
- Total land area: 36219m²
- Total construction area: 96,941m²
- Volume rate: 1.48
- Design period: June 2015 to February 2017
- Completion: End of 2019
- Project status: Under construction
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
The 28th of April is the big day – the new concert hall in the Kulturpalast in Dresden will be ceremonially opened with a festive program. On the day after, the rooms of the other main functions of the Kulturpalast, i.e. the new central library and the “Herkuleskeule” cabaret venue, will be inaugurated. The refurbishment of the existing part of the building, which is listed as a historic monument, and the new building of the concert hall with about 1,800 seats, which will be used by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others, have been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) who won the competition for the project in 2009.
Kulturpalast, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl /gmp Architects
- Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: Re-opening of the Kulturpalast
- Location: Dresden, Germany
- Photography: Christian Gahl
- Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
- Competition design: Verena Coburger
- Project management: Christian Hellmund
- Design team: Clemens Ahlgrimm, Roman Bender, Stephanie Brendel, Verena Coburger, Ivanka Perkovic, Annette Löber, Anna Liesicke, Ursula Köper, Tiago Henriques, Laia Caparo, Julius Hüpeden, Patrick Machnacki, Giuseppina Orto, Michael Scholz, René Wiegand, Dörte Groß, Florian Illenberger, Laura arskulat (student), Ralitsa Bikova (student), Robin Lauritzen (student), Jessika Krebs (student)
- Site supervision gmp: Bernd Adolf, in cooperation with phase 8
- Structural design: Professor Pfeifer and partner PartGmbB, structural engineers, Cottbus (more…)
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
ICE Kraków Congress Centre is a modern, world-class venue dedicated to culture – music, opera, ballet, theatre – and congresses. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics. Besides the three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, the shell holds a multifunctional conference space of 550m2. ICE Kraków stands in the most prestigious location in Poland: opposite Wawel Castle, a location that influenced main design decisions. Hiding a multi-story foyer open to a panorama of Kraków, the Vistula embankment façade is spectacularly transparent. The outer shell combines glass, ceramics, and aluminium, with colours ceramic tiles reflecting those of the interior: red of the Auditorium Hall, graphite of Theatre Hall, white of the foyer, and the silvery aluminum used for the roof.
Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden
- Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
- Project: ICE Krakow Convention Centre
- Location: Krakow, Poland
- Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
- Software used: Autocad and Rhino
- Client: Krakow Municipal Office
- Design consultant: Arata Isozaki & Associates (AIA)
- Cooperating architects: KKM Kozień Architekci, K3 Architekci
- Structural design: Project Service
- HVAC: ARUP
- Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics – Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Raf Orlowski (chief consultant), Construction supervision and testing: Raf Orlowski, Ramboll Acoustics
- General contractor: Budimex SA and Ferrovial Agroman SA
- Operator: Krakow Festival Office