Zaha Hadid reveals sonic wave-inspired design for Russian concert hall
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Hilton Hotels
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Arundel, UK
The Crown Estate
Exemplary salary package
Windsor, UK
Legacy Leisure
Competitive
Windsor, UK
Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa
Competitive salary plus benefits
Grand Jersey
Lex Leisure
Competitive
Stratton St. Margaret, Swindon, UK

Zaha Hadid reveals sonic wave-inspired design for Russian concert hall

Job opportunities
The Crown Estate
Exemplary salary package
location: Windsor, UK
Heritage Great Britain
£70k package
location: Land's End Landmark Attraction and Resort
National Trust
£48,680 pa
location: County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
more jobs

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been selected to reimagine the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Building in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The firm contended against 47 contestants from around the globe in a competition organised by the Sverdlovsk Region’s Ministry of Construction.

Located in the midst of the Ural mountains, the proposed sonic wave-inspired concert hall–which, not surprisingly, has already drawn comparisons to a spaceship–will comprise a 1,600-seat auditorium as well as a 400-seat chamber music hall.

The venue will also include a rooftop terrace which will provide concert-goers with panoramic views of Yekaterinburg's All Saints Cathedral.

In a statement, ZHA said: “The design re-interprets these physical acoustic properties to define spaces for the auditoria that are suspended within the canopy, appearing to float above the new civic plaza that is both the lobby of the Philharmonic Concert Hall and an enclosed urban square.”

The new building is expected to evoke Yekaterinburg's history as the cultural and social capital of the Urals. “It will enrich the city,” said Pavel Krekov, Deputy-Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Yekaterinburg, which is home to the internationally-acclaimed Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, is also considered Russia’s third largest economic powerhouse.

No date has been set for the concert hall's completion.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been selected to reimagine the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Building in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
CLD,VAT,AAC,ARC,DES
THUMB29176_925269.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 38,788
24 Jun 2019
The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 redevelopment of its latest acquisition, the historic Cookridge Hall in West Yorkshire. The operator acquired the building, which ... More
24 Jun 2019
The first stage in the preparation of a planning application for the proposed Eden Project North in the UK has been completed, with the submission ... More
24 Jun 2019
Conceptual designs have been revealed for Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, which are set to transform the athletics stadium into the main stadium of the 2022 Commonwealth ... More
24 Jun 2019
An initiative aiming to inspire primary school children and their families to try new activities together in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic ... More
21 Jun 2019
There was business as well as wellness on the agenda as the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) held its second annual membership meeting at Canyon Ranch ... More
21 Jun 2019
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured additional financial backing believed to be around US$300m (€265m, £237m). Led by Japan-based SoftBank Vision Fund and its ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
21 Jun 2019
Ukactive has set out on its first ever membership consultation, asking for views on how the not-for-profit health body can better support members' strategic goals. ... More
20 Jun 2019
Tennis fans visiting this year's Wimbledon championships will be offered an opportunity to practise on Centre Court alongside Andy Murray – in virtual reality. The ... More
20 Jun 2019
The seven-year-old boy who fell from a rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley theme park in Yorkshire, UK, on 30 May has returned home from hospital. The ... More
19 Jun 2019
A multi-million pound spa is set to debut on England’s most southerly coast this summer. The Mullion Cove spa – at the hotel by the ... More
19 Jun 2019
A group of 12 English Football League (EFL) clubs have launched a programme looking to tackle loneliness and inactivity among older fans. The initiative will ... More
19 Jun 2019
Northumbria University (NU) has set out to uncover in detail the important role that structured exercise programmes can play in living with and beyond cancer. ... More
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
18 Jun 2019
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has created a shingle-covered Serpentine Pavilion that draws on the ancient building cultures of Cumbria, UK. Situated on the grounds of ... More
18 Jun 2019
A majority of mothers do not exercise because it makes them feel guilty about not spending time with their children. A Sport England study of ... More
18 Jun 2019
Wellness industry technology platform Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director of Mindbody Europe. The company said Coxon’s role will see him take the ... More
1 - 15 of 38,788
STA-Swimming Teachers Association
STA-Swimming Teachers Association