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post updated 11 October 2021

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Concert Hall Architecture Designs

e-architect have selected what we feel are the key examples of Concert Hall Building Designs. We aim to include high quality design-led Concert Hall buildings and architectural projects. e-architect cover completed Concert Hall buildings, opera houses and music complexes, new building designs and architecture competitions across the world. Our focus is on contemporary Music Hall buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Concert Hall Buildings : A-G

Concert Hall Building Designs : H-Q (this page)

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Concert Hall Designs

Architectural Designs, alphabetical:

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Design: Gehry Partners, LLP
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
photo © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP
Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago
Millennium Park is part of the larger Grant Park. The pavilion, which has a capacity of 11,000, is Grant Park’s small event outdoor performing arts venue, and complements Petrillo Music Shell, the park’s older and larger bandshell.

Kristiansund Opera House, Kristiansund, Norway, northern Europe
Design: Brisac Gonzalez Architects / Space Group
Opera and Culture House Kristiansund Concert Hall Building Designs
picture : luxigon
Kristiansund Opera House
There are already two significant buildings on the site – a 19th century school building and an early 20th century Folkets Hus. To engulf them by a third larger building would diminish their integrity.

L`Auditori Concert Building, Barcelona, Catalonia, north east Spain, southwestern Europe
Design: Rafael Moneo Architects
L`Auditori Concert Hall Building Designs
picture © Thomas Boczko
L`Auditori Concert Hall Barcelona
This is a modern building with premises covering 42,000 square metres. It is situated at the heart of the new area of urban development in Plaça de les Glòries, where the city’s three widest and longest avenues (Diagonal, Gran Via and Meridiana) converge.

La Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg, western Europe
Design: Christian de Portzamparc
La Philharmonie Luxembourg
photograph : Wade Zimmerman
La Philharmonie Luxembourg
La Philharmonie Luxembourg is located on the Kirchberg plateau, right at the center of a triangular site surrounded with offices and European administration buildings. Filtering light, a vast peristyle composed of 827 columns constitutes the foyer all around the Grand Auditorium.

Limoges Concert Hall, France, western Europe
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Limoges Concert Hall Building Design
photo : Christian Richters
Limoges concert hall
The structure is designed to accommodate 6,000 spectators comfortably with configurations for as few as 600 or as many 8,000. Instead of a proscenium, Bernard Tschumi conceived of a stage free of all structural members, with a performance space approximately 260 feet wide by 130 feet deep.

Molde Jazzhouse & Theatre, Norway, northern Europe
Design: 3XN
Norwegian jazzhouse - Concert Hall Building Designs
image from architect
Norwegian jazzhouse : Design Competition
The Norwegian city of Molde has just 25,000 inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the town’s world famous international jazz festival. In designing the city’s new cultural center, the challenge faced by 3XN was to create a building that was flexible and robust enough to provide a framework for cultural life on both scales.

Music Complex, north Rome, Italy, southern Europe
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
Music Auditoria Rome
photo © Adrian Welch
Music Auditoria Rome

The Music Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe
Design: 3XN Architects
Muziekgebouw Concert Hall Building Designs
image © Adrian Welch
Amsterdam Music Building

Music Theatre Graz, Austria, central Europe
Design: UN Studio Architects
Music Theatre Graz
photograph : Christian Richters
Music Theatre Graz
The new Music Theatre, designed by Ben van Berkel of the renowned Dutch architecture firm UNStudio following an international competition with 212 entries, has already formed the Austrian contribution to the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Architect Ben van Berkel says: “The desire to make a building that is as much about music as a building can be, has been a constant throughout the nearly ten years that it took to build the theatre”.

Oriental Art Center, Shanghai, China
Design: Paul Andreu Architects
Shanghai Concert Hall Building Designs
photo from Paul Andreu Architects
Oriental Art Center Shanghai

Oslo Operahouse, Oslo, Norway
Design: Snøhetta
Oslo Operahouse
picture : Statsbygg
Norwegian Operahouse

Palacio de Congresos, Lanzarote, Spain
Henning Larsen Architects
Palacio de Congresos Lanzarote
image from architect
Palacio de Congresos Lanzarote

Performing Arts Hall, Wyoming, USA
Stephen Dynia Architects
Performing Arts Hall Jackson
photo : Ron Johnson Photography
Jackson Performing Arts Hall

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Music Venue Buildings – no images, alphabetical:

Metropolitan Opera House – Lincoln Center, New York, USA
Wallace K. Harrison, Architect

National Opera House, Genoa, Italy

Aldo Rossi Architect

North Jutland House of Music, Aalborg, Denmark
Coop Himmelb(l)au

Opéra de la Bastille, Paris, France
Carlos Ott, Architect

Opéra Garnier, Paris, France
Charles Garnier Architect

Performing Arts Centre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Moshe Safdie Architects

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Arts Buildings

Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
Design: Atelier Jean Nouvel
Paris Philharmonic Building

Cinema Buildings

Art Gallery Buildings
Am Kupfergraben 10
photo © Ioana Marinescu

Theatre Buildings

Arts Centre Buildings

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