Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall

Located in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall is inspired by the music that is performed inside it. The building's form mimics the physical aspects of sound waves resulting in a curved glass exterior sitting below a massive suspended canopy. As the home base for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the new venue will hold a 1,600-seat concert hall and a 400-seat chamber music hall. The neighboring Weiner Gardens can be viewed from the glazed facade, acting as a backdrop for performances. It also offers a rooftop terrace looking out onto the Church of All Saints. While concerts will be its main purpose, the building will function as a public plaza for the growing city as well.

Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects

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