Concert Hall Buildings: Architecture

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Concert Hall Buildings : Architecture

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page updated 4 Sep 2016

Concert Hall Architecture

Concert Hall Architecture Designs – chronological list

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Concert Hall Architecture. We aim to include the best quality of Concert Hall buildings. e-architect cover completed Concert Hall buildings, opera houses and music complexes, new building designs and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Music Hall buildings.

Concert Hall Buildings : A-G (this page)

Concert Hall Building Designs : H-Q

Concert Hall Architecture : R-Z

Concert Hall – Latest Designs

Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

China Philharmonic Hall Building, Beijing, China
Design: Ma Yansong of MAD architects with Yasuhisa Toyota
China Philharmonic Hall Beijing Building
image courtesy MAD

China Philharmonic Hall Building – 18 Oct 2016
The concert hall building was designed in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota, and will be the orchestra’s first permanent residency.

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
Design: Herzog and de Meuron, architects
image : Maxim Schulz

Elbphilharmonie Building – July 22, 2016
Germany has a new architectural and musical landmark: the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, which will officially open on 11 and 12 January 2017.

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art, Montreal, Canada
Design: Provencher_Roy, architects
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art in Montreal
photographers : Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art in Montreal – June 24, 2016
Remarkable conversion of former Erskine and American Church into a 444-seat concert hall. The rear annex has been completely reconstructed in contemporary style to form the new art pavilion.

Echelon Concert Hall of Damghan, Iran
Design: G.S.A Architectural Design group, Architects
Echelon Concert Hall of Damghan
image : G.S.A Architects

Echelon Concert Hall of Damghan – May 20, 2016
Examining and analyzing the principles of contextualized architecture, this building is meant to craft a cultural space in order to appreciate certain talents and skills in its anticipated field, and to provide the desirable carrier for the artistic and creative ideas of the musician to be expressed.

La Luciole, Alençon, Normandy, northern France
Design: Moussafir Architectes
La Luciole Concert Hall Building
photo : Luc Boegly

La Luciole Concert Hall – 30 May 2013
Situated on the edge of Alençon, in the rural landscape of Lower Normandy, La Luciole – French for “firefly” – resulted from the efforts of its passionate director-programmateur. Founded in 1994, this concert facility has carved itself a reputation, attracting renowned musicians to its tiny performance hall.

Aberdeen Music Hall Building, Scotland, UK – Redevelopment
Architects: BDP
Aberdeen Music Hall interior
photograph from architects

Aberdeen Music Hall Building – 4 Apr 2013
BDP was chosen from a shortlist of five architectural practices by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) to develop design proposals for this Category A-listed building. The project will make this much loved concert hall building more flexible, accessible, attractive and sustainable, providing greater audience comfort and improved facilities for performers.

Le Temps Machine, Joué-le-Tours, France
Design: Moussafir Architectes
Time Machine Building
photo © Hervé Abbadie

Le Temps Machine – 21 Mar 2013
An unusual conversion iof an existing building: the architects suggested maintaining the patio and some significant fragments of the structure, including that of the concert hall – an identity-shaping element of the old building. Highly prominent on the facade, this prow-like form once contained the audience seating. Today it houses a 150-strong cabaret-style space (the Club), while the Grand Hall for a standing audience of 650 is placed right behind it, with rehearsal rooms tucked below the Grand Hall.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, San Francisco, CA, USA
Design: Ennead Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates and Nagata Acoustics
Bing Concert Hall Building
photograph © Jeff Goldberg

Bing Concert Hall – 28 Nov 2012
This new American concert hall building was created with the total audience experience very much at the forefront. Its seats are arranged in a “vineyard” format, with seating sections ringing the stage and beginning on the same level as the performance platform. The result will be a concert experience of unparalleled intimacy. Complementing the artistic presentations will be amenities such as customer-service areas to spacious restroom facilities, a café and a picturesque foyer that opens onto a graceful veranda.

Garsington Opera Pavilion, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Snell Associates
Garsington Opera Pavilion High Wycombe
photo : Marcus Dawes

Garsington Opera Pavilion – 30 Jun 2012
In the great English tradition of distrust of the new followed by rapid assimilation into permanency and subsequent listing, Garsington’s design concept is driven by the need for it to be a completely demountable ‘temporary’ structure. Although it is supposed to be taken down every autumn, the landowner likes it so much he already suggested leaving it in place after the first season.

Concert Halls

Designs, alphabetical:

Århus Concert Hall, Denmark
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Aarhus Concert Hall Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Aarhus Concert Hall Building
Århus Concert Hall Extension, Denmark
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Aarhus Concert Hall interior
image from architect

Aarhus Concert Hall Extension
Abu Dhabi Performing Arts, UAE
Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre
picture from architect

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre
Barber Institute Concert Hall, England
Glenn Howells Architects
Barber Institute Concert Hall
photo from Caro

Barber Institute Concert Hall
Casa da Música, Portugal
Rem Koolhaas Architects
Casa da Musica
photo : Phillipe Ruault

Casa da Musica
Center of Performing Arts, Spain
Center of Performing Arts

Spanish Arts Building
Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Brazil Concert Hall Building
picture by architect

Brazil Concert Hall Building
Copenhagen Opera House, Denmark
Henning Larsen Architects
Copenhagen Opera House
image © Adrian Welch

Copenhagen Opera House
DR Byen Concert Hall, Denmark
Jean Nouvel Architect + other architects
DR Byen concert hall
foto : dragoer luftfoto

DR Byen building
Dubai Opera House Building, UAE
Zaha Hadid Architects
Dubai Opera House
picture from architect

Dubai Opera House
Grenoble Music Hall, France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Grenoble Music Hall
image : Labtop-rendering

Grenoble Music Venue
Guangzhou Opera House, China
Zaha Hadid Architects
Guangzhou Opera House
image from architect

Guangzhou Opera House

More Concert Hall Building projects online soon

Concert Hall Buildings – No Images

Buildings – no images, alphabetical:

Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall, Berlin, Germany
Hans Scharoun Architect

Bruges Concert Hall, Belgium

Robbrecht en Daem

Castellon Auditorium, Castellon, Spain
Carlos Ferrater

Cité de la Musique, La Villette, Paris, France
Christian de Portzamparc Architect

Essen Concert Hall (Opera House), Germany
Alvar Aalto

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Alvar Aalto

More Concert Hall buildings online soon

Crystal Palace Bandstand, London, UK
Ian Ritchie Architects
Crystal Palace Bandstand
image from architect

Crystal Palace Bandstand

Houston Ballet Dance Center, Texas, USA
Houston Ballet
image : Nic Lehoux

Houston Ballet

Duetto Vitória Building, Brazil
Design: ANGATU Arquitetos
Duetto Vitória Building
image : Moqueca Mídia

Duetto Vitória Building – July 16, 2016
Center of artistic and cultural activities – the challenge was to gather in the same building activities such as classical ballet, choral, ballroom dancing, art exhibitions and martial arts.

Cinema Buildings

Metropolitan Opera House in Busan, Korea
Design: moh architects
Metropolitan Opera House in Busan – August 24, 2016

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