Zaha Hadid’s Newest Architecture Project – The new concert hall for Ural Philharmonic Orchestra was the big winner of the International Design Competition for the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Russia’s fourth-largest city, Yekaterinburg. Take a look!
Although Yekaterinburg it’s not a very famous worldwide city, it is considered the center of culture and art, since in 2015 it was referred to as “Russia’s Next Capital of Culture”. The city of 1.5 million people is the home of the well-known Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, which has performed in more than twenty countries. This architecture project was created by the creative team of Zaha Hadid Architects.
The ZHA project has bitten the 46 design teams that submitted proposals for this international competition organized by the Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure Development of the Sverdlovsk Region. The architects’ inspiration for this concert hall was based on the main aspects of the musical sound resonance, and how it creates the wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface. The main project consists on building it alongside the existing Sverdlovsk Philharmonic (which later it will be replaced) and the popular Weiner Gardens. The contemporary project has been created to tie the buildings and green spaces all together.
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The contemporary building will have a 1,600-seat concert hall and a smaller one with 400-seat, called chamber-music hall. These two concert halls will be supported by a steel structure of the building’s roof, which form reminds you of the shape and sound waves.
Below the concert halls, is an exquisite designed lobby and atrium space that you can visit for free. They will be shaped by the forms of the venues above since the main features in it are created by the two auditoriums. It looks like a contemporary lobby with some luxury touch!