Competition to design a landmark building with a world-class concert hall in LondonPosted by ala | July 10 2017
AL_A and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been shortlisted to design the landmark Centre for Music in London, alongside Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Snøhetta.
The Centre for Music is planned to contain a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, excellent facilities for audiences and performers, and significant supporting commercial areas. It would be a place of welcome, participation, discovery and learning fit for the digital age.
At the heart of the City of London’s thriving arts venues and its emerging cultural hub, this landmark new building is planned to be a visible signal of commitment to the future of music that enhances London’s position as a world leading centre for the cultural and creative industries.
Amanda Levete said: “I am thrilled that AL_A and Diamond Schmitt have been shortlisted for this ambitious project. It is an extraordinary opportunity to redefine the role that music and culture can play in today’s society, right in the heart of the City.”
Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian