First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall

Mark Brown   /  Source:  The Guardian

The site will include a pedestrian plaza and foyer, with the concert hall above. Images: AFP/Getty Images
The building include commercial space, a restaurant, and a venue on the top floor.  

Cost of 2,000-seat ‘centre of music’, designed by Diller Scofidio Renfro on the site of the Museum of London, would have to be raised from private donations. The concept includes a pedestrian plaza and foyer above which would sit an “acoustically perfect” 2,000-seat concert hall for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Rising further would be four floors of commercial space, a destination restaurant and, at the top, a more intimate venue for jazz and other performances with views towards St Paul’s Cathedral...

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