Philharmonic Hall designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to appear in Yekaterinburg

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The results of the competition for the construction of a new building of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society were summed up in Yekaterinburg. The project by Zaha Hadid Architects won the victory The winner is the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects, which proposed an unusual project with a wave roof. It is planned to place two concert halls under it: a large one for 1.6 people and a chamber one for 350 people, as well as a lounge area, offices and a “green zone”. The project also provides for car parking and a landscaped park area near the Philharmonic.

The source of inspiration for the architects was a wave – “after all, sound, like light, spreads in the form of waves,” the project says. The wavy structure of the building symbolizes the unity of light and sound, architecture and music. The undulating roof and streamlined, organic interiors are associated with frozen sound waves.

harmoniously complement the existing ensemble. The Philharmonic's transparent glass façade will overlook the renovated Weiner Garden, where visitors can stroll before or after concerts.

Second place in the competition was taken by the Italian studio Alvisi Kirimoto, the third place – by Robert Gutowski Architects. In total, 47 projects took part in the competition, 10 participants made it to the final. The new building of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic is planned to be built by 2023 and open for the 300th anniversary of Yekaterinburg.

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