The Frank Gehry-designed Pierre Boulez Saal to open this weekend
The Pierre Boulez Saal, a concert hall in Berlin designed by Frank Gehry, will open this weekend with an inaugural concert that will be live streamed. The concert hall, which is more quiet than most of Gehry’s other work, was designed in collaboration with the renowned acoustician Yasuhisa... View full entry
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie celebrates its grand opening
After months of antici.............pation, Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie has finally opened, and a slew of luminaries, including Angela Merkel and the architects themselves, were in attendance to celebrate the inaugural concert. The event featured the debut of “Zum Raum wird hier die... View full entry
Take a flight through Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie, in classical or metal speed
For those who have been eagerly anticipating a look inside Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie before it officially opens this January, your chance has come in the form of a website feature which allows you to navigate through the space at your chosen speed via your preferred web browsing... View full entry
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie will open on November 5
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will finally welcome its first guests on November 5, following nearly a decade tainted with cost overruns and planning delays. Located in the rapidly developing HafenCity district, the crown-shaped concert hall proudly announced its completion... View full entry
Plans revealed for the new China Philharmonic Hall designed by MAD Architects
The China Philharmonic Orchestra has revealed designs by MAD Architects for a new concert hall in Beijing. The 26,587 square meter concert hall will contain 1,600 seats laid out on a series of “terraces”. Developed with acclaimed acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, who also worked on the Walt Disney... View full entry
Exploring Alvar Aalto's "benign errors"
Could one of Alvar Aalto's most sublime works be the result of a mistake? And more intriguingly, did Aalto exploit error to acheive a certain aesthetic/politically pointed effect? In this thoughtful piece on Medium, Dan Hill explores the role of "benign errors" in Aalto's work, a term the... View full entry
Take a look at Herzog & De Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
The Elbphilharmonie, a massive building complex by Herzog & De Meuron, will open in early January 2017. Set on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg, the complex contains three concert halls, a hotel, 45 private apartments, and "the Plaza," a public viewing area.The main attraction of the... View full entry
Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin scoops up the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award
During a ceremony recently held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe officially announced the Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin as the 2015 recipient of the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van... View full entry
The world's first inflatable concert hall arrives in Japan's disaster-hit north eastern coast
A giant purple structure believed to be the world's first inflatable concert hall is to open on Japan's disaster-hit north eastern coast.
British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the unusual Ark Nova, a balloon made of a coated polyester material that has been erected at a park in the town of Matsushima.
The structure, which organisers say is a world's first, measures about 18m and 35m wide when fully inflated with room for about 500 guests.