On the shores of Lake Tai, in the city of Suzhou’s Wujiang District, known for its canals and located 110 kilometers from Shanghai, stands this cultural center by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, surrounded by a 500-meter-long steel-and
A fruit of a 2014 competition, the building designed by the Japanese firm headed by Sou Fujimoto is structurally complete and should be ready to open its doors late in 2021. Like the New National Gallery designed by SANAA, it is part of the Liget Bud
A semi-transparent glass facade wraps the new volume, which contains a concert hall seating 1,600 spectators covered with a ceiling of white reflecting petals that allows lighting and visualizations be projected for musical performances...
The location was the original Pier 54, on Manhattan’s southwest riverside, where the survivors of the Titanic disaster docked. Together with his wife Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller had been a key supporter of the celebrated High Line Park in New
Part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, the Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall occupy a brutalist-style building carried out by the Italian architect Pietro Belluschi in 1969. Besides enlarging the built area, the renovation ai
To establish a more direct connection between Tauras Hill park and the gardens of the Old Evangelical Cemetery, the project is fragmented into three pieces: main hall (1,780 seats), small hall (550 seats), and House of the Nation, joined by a foyer..
The firm of Steven Holl – with offices in New York and Beijing – in collaboration with Architecture Acts – a Prague practice established by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac – has won the competition to build the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home
The Adolf Würth company is one of the world’s largest retailers of assembly and fastening materials, with its headquarters situated near the small town of Künzelsau, in southern Germany. Surrounded by open fields and at a little distance from the mai
Promoted by the Câmara Municipal de Vila Verde, in northern Portugal, the Casa do Conhecimento follows the main objective of taking education beyond the context of schools or universities, creating an environment where the new technologies are access
REDBAAL (Latin American network of architecture biennials) has bestowed its Oscar Niemeyer Prize on Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca (Mexico), by Isaac Broid and Productora. In the second edition of the biennial prize, the jurors – Jean Pier
The new center devoted to the Estonian composer preserves the pines in the woods around it, aiming in this way to foster dialogue between architecture, music, and natural environment.
Corporation says impact of Covid pandemic has made £288m Centre for Music project by Diller Scofidio & Renfro unfeasible. The Centre for Music was billed as being an acoustically perfect 2,000-seat concert hall for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO
Chinese president Xi Jinping a few years ago lambasted the ‘weird architecture’ that international stars were building in his country (see Arquitectura Viva 169), but his denouncement does not seem to have been much heeded. Otherwise there would be n
Jean Nouvel’s lawyers say sums demanded from him are ‘totally disproportionate’. The architect behind the Philharmonie de Paris, one of the world’s most expensive concert halls, is suing the body that manages it over fines issued against him when the
Henning Larsen Architects has been selected for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris
You wait decades for a city to get a world-class concert hall and two come along at once. Last month plans were revealed for the Centre for Music in the City of London by the New York architects Diller Scofidio Renfro. But there is now another projec
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 p
Prejudice associates Frank O. Gehry with bulbous shapes and buildings that do not hide their iconic natures, but actually flaunt them. However, it must not be forgotten that Gehry’s career began with a series of Californian collage houses whose pover
Buildings made for sound are also made for sight. My generation learned the rule that auditoria are constructions to be judged with one’s eyes closed, but in truth few buildings are enjoyed with such wide open eyes as those raised for music. Be they
The philharmonic typology designed by Hans Scharoun has been the model for the grand auditoriums built in the last decades, all conceived as landmarks in their respective cities.
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For the work process of the studio of Fernando Menis to be understood, it has to be experienced. If you immerse yourself in the way the studio designs, you notice that each project is an experiment. If you go through its trajectory, it is clear that