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Zaha Hadid Architects-designed concert hall hits the right note

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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will include a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will include a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will include a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will include a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall
"Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new Philharmonic Concert Hall is based on the properties of musical sound resonance creating wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface," says ZHA
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"Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new Philharmonic Concert Hall is based on the properties of musical sound resonance creating wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface," says ZHA
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall's lobby will serve as a public plaza for members of the local community
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall's lobby will serve as a public plaza for members of the local community
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will provide a new home for the city’s Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will provide a new home for the city’s Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's 1,600-seat concert hall has been designed with acoustics in mind 
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's 1,600-seat concert hall has been designed with acoustics in mind 
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's glazed facade will offer views of a nearby park
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The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's glazed facade will offer views of a nearby park
"Russia has been a formative influence on Zaha Hadid Architects’ creative work," says Christos Passas, Project Director at Zaha Hadid Architects
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"Russia has been a formative influence on Zaha Hadid Architects’ creative work," says Christos Passas, Project Director at Zaha Hadid Architects
We've no word on when construction is expected to begin on the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall 
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We've no word on when construction is expected to begin on the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall 

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) recently won a competition to design a new concert hall in Russia. The forward-thinking firm is rarely satisfied to play it safe, and this once again prove to be the case as it produced an unusual design inspired by sound waves.

The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will be located in Yekaterinburg, in the foothills of the Ural Mountains, and will include a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall, both designed to offer excellent acoustics. It will provide a new home for the city's Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, which has performed around the world.

The concert hall will be situated between several buildings and its transparent facade will offer views of adjacent gardens to concertgoers. The old Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall is housed within a Civic Assembly Building and was built as a club for all citizens to gather. In a nod to this, the new design calls for a lobby that will serve as a public plaza. The building will also be topped by a rooftop terrace offering views of the city.

The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's 1,600-seat concert hall has been designed with acoustics in mind 
The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall's 1,600-seat concert hall has been designed with acoustics in mind 

"Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new Philharmonic Concert Hall is based on the properties of musical sound resonance creating wave vibrations in a continuous smooth surface," says ZHA. "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."

ZHA has been quite busy in Russia as of late and has unveiled several projects in the country, including its largest port, an office and the firm's only house to date. We've no word yet on when the concert hall is expected to be completed.

Source: ZHA

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kwalispecial
It looks like a front view of a B-2 bomber.