A concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as a performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. For sure, the performance & function design of a concern hall is the most important part. However, to make it outstanding among the others, exterior design can not be neglected. And some architects have stepped forward to create truly wonderful, unique works of architectural art. Here we handpicked 9 Modern and Unique Concern Halls which have been well designed and become land-marker of their cities.
1. China – National Centre for the Performing Arts
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), and colloquially described as The Giant Egg, is an opera house in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The exterior of the theater is a titanium accented glass dome that is completely surrounded by a man-made lake. It is said to look like an egg floating on water, or a water drop. It was designed as an iconic feature, something that would be immediately recognizable.
No, you haven’t had too much to drink; nor has this building been warped with a bit of photo trickery. This irregularly-shaped building, called Krzywy Domek, is a shopping center in Sopot, Poland. Its name translates in to English as the Crooked House. Designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, the multipurpose building boasts a unique look that was inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. The building has been likened to a child’s drawing that has been squashed and a cartoon fun house. Others say it looks as if it is melting. Ever since it was finished, the Crooked House has become Poland’s most photographed building, which is totally understandable. Such unique and fun-looking building! [source].
This beautiful tea house was designed by by Archi-Union Architects, a Shanghai base studio and located in the backyard of Archi-Union Architects’ office in Shanghai, China. The design tries to embody harmony by integrating enclosure and openness, delightful space and logical construction and other complicated relations. The design is around the tree, which is divided into three parts. A covered public area is formed towards the open space with the pool, with an enclosed tea house at ground level and library on the first floor where a small triangular balcony extends around the existing tree. Other more private spaces exist such as a lounge, reading room and service room which are arranged towards the rear of the building. It is indeed a unique tea house and really like the design to embrace tree inside the architecture. [source]
Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, this stunning building Offers expansive 360 degree views of Manhattan, the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, the penthouse also features 14 foot ceilings in a successful attempt to match the grandeur of the panoramic view. Each window seems to be a framed version of the city as the sun passes through the sky and the day progresses. A 4,400 square foot terrace allows the owner to enjoy unobstructed views of the Big Apple and the two fireplaces comfortably draws one back inside. With unparalleled design this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has sleek terrazzo floors and a one of a kind layout designed for entertaining! The apartment’s white-on-white decor may be uninspiring, but it’s hard to complain with the Manhattan skyline for wallpaper. This place does look fabulous! But as a normal homeowner, I just wonder, who clean those windows, they are literally everywhere. [source]