Every five years the city of Riga is the venue of one of the largest song festivals in the world, held since 1873 and able to bring in a colossal choir of 20,000 members. Such congregations were a delight for Soviet leaders, who in 1955 transferred
The extension is a volume with a frame of cross-laminated timber panels, clad in larchwood louvers and held up by the loadbearing walls of a 19th-century villa beside it, in the Basque town of Usurbil, Gipuzkoa province. The intervention stretches on
In the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, close to the mouth of the Love River, lies this 88,000-square-meter complex devoted to pop music, a work of the team led by Manuel Álvarez-Monteserin with Beatriz Pachón, Javier Simó, Mark Ongg (local
The Treviso-based practice of Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, and Curzio Pentimalli built the new Music School of Bressanone, which was founded in 1961 and is among the most important cultural institutions in the Alpine region of South Tyrol. The ti
Inspired in the worlds of nature and of music, the Japanese studio won in 2014 the competition to build the House of Hungarian Music, to be built in Budapest’s largest park. An undulated disc, pierced by random openings, is elevated on slender suppor
The project approaches the Zeleieta Zentroa building as an autonomous element. With this idea as starting point, the following objectives are set: in the first place, to turn its party wall into an extra facade to complete and wrap up the entire peri
The new opera house of Shanghai, with its sculptural roof of spiraling steps leading down to a square beside the Huangpu River, will contain three auditoriums seating 2,000, 1,200, and 1,000.
An envelope of aluminum scales with patterns inspired in Escherian motifs protects a large balconied concert hall designed in the manner of Scharoun¹s Berliner Philaharmonie.
Located in the middle of Hamburg’s HafenCity, the Elbphilharmonie marks a location that was known to the public but not really accessible, and that will now become a center of social, cultural and daily life both for locals and visitors. The site is
Located in the small Polish city of Torun – whose old quarter is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997 – the Jordanki Cultural and Congress Center goes up in a green ring around the historic center and looks out onto the river. This strategic
The temporary character of the structure combined with its musical performance function largely determined the construction system and form of a pavilion that rises over the roofs of the historical quarter of Kongsberg. The structure is the main venu
The building addresses its surroundings with a volume contour evoking the pitched roofs of traditional houses and a colorful envelope conceived like a work of ‘op-art’.
La Kunstuniversität Graz (Escuela Superior de Música y Artes Escénicas), conocida como KUG, estrena su Haus für Musik und Musiktheater (Casa y Teatro de la Música) con un nombre de extrañas resonancias, MUMUTH. Como parte del centro de formación de j
In a bucolic landscape, with traditional double-pitched roof houses and thick greenery carpeting the hillside, the association of musicians of Zwisschenwasser decided to build a wood box in which to gather for rehearsal. The commission focussed on th
En una manzana residencial del centro histórico de Potsdam, antigua residencia de la corte de Federico II, se encuentra la Nikolaikirche de Schinkel, que fue seriamente dañada durante la II Guerra Mundial. Parte de sus funciones parroquiales las asum
Located next to one of the roads that leaves from Palma, the area which houses the School of Music and the Professional School of Dance of Baleares is surrounded by development sites. This commission was considered an opportunity to consolidate
Junto a la Academia Nacional de Artes Visuales renovada por Koen van Velzen y en lo que fue sede de una compañía de suministros médicos, se encuentran hoy las oficinas de la compañía inmobiliaria Het Oosten, dedicada a la construcción de viviendas de
This project creates soundscapes with animation software which transform the noise barrier on the A58 motorway into a musical instrument whose strings vibrate with the passing traffic. The musical waves create the model for the volume of the houses,
Tapping his versatility, Ai Weiwei has created a new production of Turandot with himself as director, designer of stage sets and costumes, and video artist. The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma will be presenting this modern reinterpretation of Giacomo Pucc
Delicate, beguiling and studded with trees, the museum has landed in a Budapest park – but behind it is a controversial €1bn vision by rightwing populist leader Viktor Orbán. A great big crumpet appears to have landed in the middle of Budapest’s City
The firm of the Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano – one of Spain’s most international practices, with a branch in Berlin – recently opened the Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa, 35 kilometers from Tallin. Named after the composer it
Among Spain’s young practices right now, Barozzi Veiga is one of those most present in the international spotlight, and it has just wrapped up a music school in Brunico, a town in Italy’s South Tyrol region. Respect for the urban fabric, with its con
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.
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
En 2002 cayó, víctima de aluminosis, el teatro Atlántida de Vic; ocho años después, Josep Llinás, Josep Llobet, Pedro Ayesta y Laia Vives han terminado el nuevo conjunto que lo sustituye, bautizado como Centro de Artes Escénicas de Osona, la comarca