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2019 WAN Awards: Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall - Zaha Hadid Architects

Copy from entry 2019
25 Jun 2019

Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall - Zaha Hadid Architects is an entry in the Future Projects - Civic category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

Performing to full houses in the existing building that dates from 1936, Yekaterinburg’s acclaimed Ural Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home will provide an inspirational venue to meet the increasing popularity of the orchestra’s programme of concerts.

Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new Philharmonic Concert Hall is based on the properties of musical sound resonance creating wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface. The design re-interprets these physical acoustic properties to define spaces for the auditoria that are suspended within the canopy, appearing to float above the new civic plaza that is both the lobby of the Philharmonic Concert Hall and an enclosed urban square.

Providing a 1,600-seat Concert Hall and a 400-seat Chamber Music Hall of the highest acoustic standards, these new auditoria are nestled within the surface deformations of the suspended canopy; liberating the lobbies from obstructions to open this space as a vibrant new gathering place for the local community.

This new 21st century addition will inhabit the void between the existing buildings and Weiner Gardens; not competing with these heritage buildings, but complementing the ensemble that will include the preservation and renovation of the current concert hall as an integral element of the new world-class facility that will be one of the focal points of the city’s cultural life.

The new building seamlessly merges with the natural landscape; opening its transparent glass facade to offer views of the renovated gardens that includes an amphitheatre for outdoor performances throughout the summer.

The World Architecture News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here.

 

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2019
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