ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC
ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC

Undertaking the architecture of a concert area requires not only a high level of acoustic knowledge and detailed information on materials, but also designing it as a work of art. Since listening to music is a magical experience, it is important that all the feelings of the visitors get involved in this experience. The world’s most known concert area is the Sydney Operate House, which is the symbol of Sydney, capital of Australia. Known by both its location and pioneering form created by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, this building was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Award and added by UNESCO to the World Heritage List.

Interior Design of Music Areas

After mentioning a classic building which will live for ages, lets’ look at the interior design of the new world’s concert areas. The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall makes the audience feel at home with its modern interior design, hot floor preference and light color walls. This area is one of the most talked about areas in recent years. Going to Europe, we will see Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this location is decorated with natural details using an innovative approach; the concert hall that reminds of a skull when looked at from across is a true work of art. On the other hand, opened in 2014, Paris Philharmonie with 2,400 seats looks assertive with the dynamic forms and cyclical details on the ceiling.

What is happening on modern interior design around the world?

The Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall is a building that is distinct from the similar structures, reflecting the minimalist approach from the Far East. This is an area decorated with details referring to the Japanese performing arts, where conical details are processed with a wooden tissue. Designed by Jean Nouvel with an extraordinary modern interior design, the Culture and Congress Center (KKL) is located in Sweden with 1,840 seats. One may call this area, which started to be used in 1998, the modernized version of the European conventional concert hall architecture. The fact that there are many areas that are white including the balconies makes it possible to create impressive color games with the lights. A concert hall is designed as a location that absorbs sounds from the audience and, that spreads the sounds from the stage through each point of the location in the highest level of quality. This also causes many challenges. The designing of a concert hall that becomes an iconic place of the area where it is located and that implies detailed information about the period when it was constructed is not much different from the creation of a new statue for a city. Both of them give a gift to the city, which will remain for the future generations. An expressionist, assertive and persistent gift.