Theatres and Performance

Malmö Live, Malmö, Sweden, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Malmö Live

In 2010, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in a team with Skanska, Nordic Choice Hotels Akustikon and SLA won a competition to design the 54,000m² concert, congress and hotel complex. The masterplan also includes 27,000m² for housing and commercial use. Malmö Live is an open, expressive, dynamic building offering numerous […]

Urania Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Urania Cinema

Urania Cinema/Theatre is one of numerous old cinema buildings built in the city of Zagreb in the early 20th century. Those cinemas were spread within the urban blocks across Zagreb’s Downtown. With the opening of new and modern multiplex theatres 20 years ago, the old Zagreb cinemas have gradually started to die out, and the […]

Foro Boca Concert Hall, Boca del Río, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Foro Boca Concert Hall

During recent years there has been a clear enrichment of the musical and cultural life of Boca del Rio, Veracruz. In 2014, the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra was formed, and through its performances it has attracted diverse musical expressions, local and foreign musicians, making it the heart of the cultural life of the city. […]

Guangzhou Opera House, China, Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House

The Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location, reminding of pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion. The Opera House is located at the centre of Guangzhou’s cultural development. The city is enhanced by its unique twin-boulder design with the opening to the Pearl River. In that way, it unifies the […]

Hans Otto Theatre, Potsdam, Germany, Gottfried Böhm

Hans Otto Theatre

Architect and Pritzker Prize winner Gottfried Böhm sketched a 5-storey theatrical building with bowl-shaped, cantilevered roofs. Concrete and glass are the prevailing materials. A listed gasometre was integrated into the construction body. On the side of the deep lake an also listed former chicory […]

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland, Henning Larsen Architects

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

The Centre sits on the border between land and sea, standing out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. Henning Larsen Architects, the artist Olafur Eliasson with Danish-Iceland roots and the engineering companies Rambøll and ArtEngineering GmbH from Germany collaborated to design […]

Zagreb Dance Centre, Croatia, 3LHD

Zagreb Dance Centre

When big movieplex cinemas opened in Zagreb that led to the dying out of old cinema theatres in the city centre. The City of Zagreb as the owner of the old cinema Lika made a decision then to reuse the space for new cultural facilities. In that scenario, the city transformed the old cinema Lika […]

MUMUTH Music Theatre, Graz, Austria, UNStudio

MUMUTH Music Theatre

MUMUTH that means the House of Music and Theatre of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz is combining a university building with a public theatre. The private faculty rooms are organised on one side of the building, and an open foyer on the other side guides the public to the concert hall. […]