NEWS
Zaha Hadid reveals sonic wave-inspired design for Russian concert hall
POSTED 11 Oct 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been selected to reimagine the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Building in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The firm contended against 47 contestants from around the globe in a competition organised by the Sverdlovsk Region’s Ministry of Construction.

Located in the midst of the Ural mountains, the proposed sonic wave-inspired concert hall–which, not surprisingly, has already drawn comparisons to a spaceship–will comprise a 1,600-seat auditorium as well as a 400-seat chamber music hall.

The venue will also include a rooftop terrace which will provide concert-goers with panoramic views of Yekaterinburg's All Saints Cathedral.

In a statement, ZHA said: “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.”

The new building is expected to evoke Yekaterinburg's history as the cultural and social capital of the Urals. “It will enrich the city,” said Pavel Krekov, Deputy-Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Yekaterinburg, which is home to the internationally-acclaimed Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, is also considered Russia’s third largest economic powerhouse.

No date has been set for the concert hall's completion.
The new concert hall will replace the old Philharmonic building, which was constructed in the 1930s Credit: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
The lobby will also serve as a public plaza Credit: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Zaha Hadid reveals sonic wave-inspired design for Russian concert hall...
10 Dec 2018 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

11 Oct 2018

Zaha Hadid reveals sonic wave-inspired design for Russian concert hall
BY Andrew Manns

Dmitry Liss, artistic director and principal conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra said the ZHA-designed concert hall would

Dmitry Liss, artistic director and principal conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra said the ZHA-designed concert hall would "bring sound to life"
photo: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been selected to reimagine the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Building in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The firm contended against 47 contestants from around the globe in a competition organised by the Sverdlovsk Region’s Ministry of Construction.

Located in the midst of the Ural mountains, the proposed sonic wave-inspired concert hall–which, not surprisingly, has already drawn comparisons to a spaceship–will comprise a 1,600-seat auditorium as well as a 400-seat chamber music hall.

The venue will also include a rooftop terrace which will provide concert-goers with panoramic views of Yekaterinburg's All Saints Cathedral.

In a statement, ZHA said: “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.”

The new building is expected to evoke Yekaterinburg's history as the cultural and social capital of the Urals. “It will enrich the city,” said Pavel Krekov, Deputy-Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Yekaterinburg, which is home to the internationally-acclaimed Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, is also considered Russia’s third largest economic powerhouse.

No date has been set for the concert hall's completion.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Melbourne’s Lyon Housemuseum close to finishing expansion
Melbourne’s Lyon Housemuseum close to finishing expansion   10 Dec 2018

The Lyon Housemuseum in Melbourne, Australia, is close to finishing construction on a major expansion that will see the opening of a number of new .... more>>
Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team
Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team   10 Dec 2018

With weeks to go before the opening of the new 22,000sq ft spa, Civana founders Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego have been forced out of the resort’s .... more>>
British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan
British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan   10 Dec 2018

The British Museum in London is set to host the largest ever exhibition of the manga comics and graphic novels to be held outside of its native Japan. .... more>>
Youfit to begin offering genetic testing to members
Youfit to begin offering genetic testing to members   09 Dec 2018

US budget club operator Youfit Health Clubs will begin offering its members genetic testing through its YouCoach personal training programme. Youfit .... more>>
RIBA to bring out new book on 'wellbeing in interiors'
RIBA to bring out new book on 'wellbeing in interiors'   07 Dec 2018

The publishing wing of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is gearing up to release Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, design and .... more>>
Paris attractions closed this Saturday amid fears of renewed protester violence
Paris attractions closed this Saturday amid fears of renewed protester violence   07 Dec 2018

World-famous attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are among museums and tourist sites in Paris that will be closed on Saturday (8 .... more>>
Company profile


Pure World Energy

PWE is an engineering based company focussed on delivering integrated energy generation and demand side reduction solutions for its customers.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing

Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing

Core Health & Fitness has launched a brand new HIIT rower to take on the market leader. More>>




in this issue

• Nuffield: get wellbeing into schools
• Anytime's parent company buys Basecamp
• 'Wellness hotel' for £200m leisure hub



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Leytonstone, London, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Stoke Newington, London, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Tower Hamlets, UK
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




15 Jan 2019

Prospects 2019

Expedia HQ, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Social good: Ivo Gormley
GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society More>>
  Profile: Stephen Hulme
We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients More>>
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd