Modern architects review the monumental forms of operas and concert halls. Since renaissance, they were supposed to reincarnate the ancient theatres, bringing spectators together to share the emotion of drama. Now, they are becoming urban hallmarks, ultimate expressions of fantasies and unconventional gems of architecture. Merging the roles of cultural institutions and symbols of prestige, contemporary operas are opulent spaces in the very unique sense. We review the most interesting projects in some unexpected locations.
Concert Hall Jordanki by Fernardo Menis – Torun, Poland
Bavarian Concert Hall by Peter Haimerl Architektur – Blaibach, Germany
The National Sawdust Music Hall by Bureau V – New York, United States
Philharmonic Hall by Barozzi Beiga – Szczecin, Poland
Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects – Guangzhou, China
Harpa by Henning Larsen Architects –Reykjiavik, Iceland
La Philharmonie by Jean Nouvel – Paris, France