厦门音乐中心设计竞赛

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厦门音乐中心设计竞赛

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The embrace between mountainous landscape and the built environment and undulating shoreline and corresponding profile of water define the city of Xiamen, and shape the design concept for the Music Center.

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The building is spliced in and around the natural topography of the site to reduce impact on the historic context and engage the earth in an integral embrace. The moderately sloped site is carved away toward the shoreline to connect the building and patrons to the shore. A large sweeping gesture creates the architecture: the form evokes a powerful wave reminiscent of the sea; an acoustic pressure or musical crescendo; a series of contour plates that establish the landscape; or the profile of traditional Chinese rooflines. The curving form is simultaneously façade, ground and civic stair that organize the entire visitor experience. 

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A public plaza sits high at the street level and provides access to the concert hall lobby or an adjacent recital hall. An intermediate platform establishes a distinct place for an existing Buddhist temple, accessed by stair treads which are integrated into the curvilinear façade. The stair treads – which evolve into solar shading for the interior spaces behind – continue down toward an outdoor concert shell at the beach. In total, the grand stair becomes a civic event: an amphitheater, a processional sequence to a performance or to the temple precinct, open accessible public space akin to the Spanish Steps. 

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Together, the architectural forms embody the concept of musical space, where the collection of distinct spatial instruments interacts, counterpoints and unifies into an overall composition. The design thereby transcribes the way music is experienced over time into the physical realm: a sequence of distinct environments unveiled in a unique choreography and combined with distant and intimate views to capture the character of a place.

The design is the product of a six-week design competition for Xiamen City Municipal Planning.

详情

时间
2016
项目地点
Xiamen, China
项目规模
430,550 GSF
功能
2,500-seat Concert Hall, Recital Hall, Education Spaces, Amphitheater

团队

设计合伙人
Thomas Wong
管理合伙人
Kevin McClurkan
项目设计师
Margarita Calero
项目经理
Grace Chen 陈昕昉
团队
Michael Chaveriat, Xiaoyun Mao, Miya Ruan 阮玲丽, Lanxi Sun, Eric Tsui 徐震, Charles Wolf, Jiteng Yang

新闻

  • 2016
    • Lynch, Patrick. "Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen" (Civil Engineering, 7/7/2016)

专业顾问

Local Design Institute
CSADI
音响声学
Jaffe Holden
剧院
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander