Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition for their design of the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The modern structure is based on the existing 1938 Sverdlovsk Philharmonic building and takes a new form that “[echoes] the physical aspect of sound waves.”
Based on the “properties of musical sound resonance creating wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface,” ZHA’s proposed design vision manifests as a curved, glass façade auditorium suspended under a large canopy. The project features a 1,600-seat Concert Hall and a 400-seat Chamber Music Hall, both of which appear to float above a new civic plaza.
Take a look at Zaha Hadid Architects’ new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall design above and share your thoughts in the comments.
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