Maximizing the reflective qualities of both its glass and titanium exterior and the surface of the lake it sits on, China’s National Grand Theaterresembles nothing so much as a gigantic metallic egg. Housing three performance auditoriums, the theater boasts an underground entrance as its only means of access, preserving a mysterious, island-like effect.
Located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, Santa Cruzde Tenerife, architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava designed a sweeping white concrete concert hallfor the waterfront of Santa Cruz. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2003.
The design calls for an exciting new cultural centre in the new Seven Pearls district of Dubai. This landmark development will accommodate an opera house, playhouse, arts gallery, performing arts school and themed hotel on an island in Dubai Creek just off the mainland part of the district. Read More
One of the main tourist attractions of Phnom Penh,the capital city of Combodia, is theChaktomuk Conference Hall. Designed by renowned architect Vann Molyvann, theChaktomuk Conference Hall in Phnom Penhwas originally opened in 1961 as La Salle de Conférence Chaktomuk.
TheMetropolitan Operais an opera company, located in New York City. Originally founded in 1880, the company gave its first performance on October 22, 1883. The company is operated by the non-profitMetropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager. The music director is James Levine.
In the daytime, unStudio’s Haus für Musik und Musiktheater (MUMUTH) is a mysterious presence among historic houses on Lichtenfelsgasse Street in Graz, Austria’s second-largest city. A fine, stainless-steel mesh attached to gently curved steel frames completely masks the four-story, glass-and-steel structure as well as the spectacular concrete spiral that is the heart of the building.
Glasgow’s futuristic Clyde Auditorium is a new building and part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Scotland’s national venue for public events and also the UK’s largest integrated exhibition/conference centre. As you can see, it looks rather like an armadillo from the outside.
This auditorium – one of the largest in the world – was awarded to Studio Nicoletti as the result of an international restricted competition. Founded in the heart of the steppes only four years after the Independence of the Country, Astana is now a decade old new capital of Kazakhstan.