NEWS
Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music
POSTED 10 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
US architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been announced as the design team tasked with creating the vision for a new Centre for Music in the City of London.

The studio, which will work in collaboration with UK firm Sheppard Robson, has come out on top of a star-studded six-strong shortlist, that also included Snøhetta and the firms led by Amanda Levete, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Renzo Piano.

The Barbican performing arts centre, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama launched the competition for the cultural venue – billed as “a state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence” that will “enhance London’s position as a world-leading centre for the cultural and creative industries”.

The development team envisions a landmark building located on the London Wall site currently occupied by the Museum of London – which will soon relocate to a new home in West Smithfield designed by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan.

It plans for the Centre of Music to include a world-class concert hall for the LSO and visiting orchestras; education, training and digital spaces; excellent facilities for audiences and performers; and significant supporting commercial areas.

DS+R’s design concept will inform a detailed business case for the project, backed by £2.5m funding from the City of London Corporation, which will be produced by December 2018.

The judging panel – including architect Eva Jiricna and LSO music director Sir Simon Rattle – said that the studio’s proposal “most clearly met the vision and ambition of this project, utilising their experience of creating inspiring new spaces for culture”.

Elizabeth Diller, a partner at DS+R, said the studio is “thrilled to have the chance to create an important cultural building for London, our first in the UK".

“We look forward to working with three of London’s greatest institutions and the opportunity to align their artistic, educational and civic visions for the Centre for Music,” Diller said. “The new building will meet the needs of artists and audiences today with a keen eye toward the future. It will be sensitive to the inherited character of the Barbican and its vital role in Culture Mile, while directly engaging the contemporary urban life of the city.

“We aspire to make a hub where people want to spend their time, with or without a ticket.”

The studio has previously delivered major cultural and public realm projects in the US and internationally, including the High Line in New York; The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles; and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley.

Forthcoming projects include The Shed multi-purpose theatre and an expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), both in New York, and the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

It will work on the Centre for Music with sound designers Nagata Acoustics, theatre consultant Charcoalblue, structural engineer BuroHappold and cost consultant AECOM.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2017

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
AM2
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Attractions Management - Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music...
22 Oct 2017 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

10 Oct 2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music
BY Kim Megson

The strategic location of the site near the Square Mile 'would open up a new cultural corridor' in London

The strategic location of the site near the Square Mile 'would open up a new cultural corridor' in London
photo: Wiki Commons

US architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been announced as the design team tasked with creating the vision for a new Centre for Music in the City of London.

The studio, which will work in collaboration with UK firm Sheppard Robson, has come out on top of a star-studded six-strong shortlist, that also included Snøhetta and the firms led by Amanda Levete, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Renzo Piano.

The Barbican performing arts centre, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama launched the competition for the cultural venue – billed as “a state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence” that will “enhance London’s position as a world-leading centre for the cultural and creative industries”.

The development team envisions a landmark building located on the London Wall site currently occupied by the Museum of London – which will soon relocate to a new home in West Smithfield designed by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan.

It plans for the Centre of Music to include a world-class concert hall for the LSO and visiting orchestras; education, training and digital spaces; excellent facilities for audiences and performers; and significant supporting commercial areas.

DS+R’s design concept will inform a detailed business case for the project, backed by £2.5m funding from the City of London Corporation, which will be produced by December 2018.

The judging panel – including architect Eva Jiricna and LSO music director Sir Simon Rattle – said that the studio’s proposal “most clearly met the vision and ambition of this project, utilising their experience of creating inspiring new spaces for culture”.

Elizabeth Diller, a partner at DS+R, said the studio is “thrilled to have the chance to create an important cultural building for London, our first in the UK".

“We look forward to working with three of London’s greatest institutions and the opportunity to align their artistic, educational and civic visions for the Centre for Music,” Diller said. “The new building will meet the needs of artists and audiences today with a keen eye toward the future. It will be sensitive to the inherited character of the Barbican and its vital role in Culture Mile, while directly engaging the contemporary urban life of the city.

“We aspire to make a hub where people want to spend their time, with or without a ticket.”

The studio has previously delivered major cultural and public realm projects in the US and internationally, including the High Line in New York; The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles; and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley.

Forthcoming projects include The Shed multi-purpose theatre and an expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), both in New York, and the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

It will work on the Centre for Music with sound designers Nagata Acoustics, theatre consultant Charcoalblue, structural engineer BuroHappold and cost consultant AECOM.



Connect with
Attractions Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Disney offers first look at new Disney Springs NBA Experience
Disney offers first look at new Disney Springs NBA Experience   20 Oct 2017

Disney has unveiled new details about its upcoming NBA Experience at the operator’s Disney Springs leisure district in Orlando, Florida. Disney .... more>>
Pop-up attractions in London and LA to celebrate the art of Final Fantasy
Pop-up attractions in London and LA to celebrate the art of Final Fantasy   20 Oct 2017

A new pop-up experience opening in London and Los Angeles will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise from IP developer .... more>>
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion   20 Oct 2017

Work is almost complete on a major new museum in Washington that will teach visitors about the Holy Bible. The US$500m (£380.52, €423.53) Museum of .... more>>
Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade
Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade   20 Oct 2017

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise US$25m (€21m, £19m) in celebration of its 25th .... more>>
Company profile


Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeholders.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery






in this issue

• UK Sport's decade of 'mega-events'
• Inactivity costs NHS Wales £35m a year
• Warwick Castle set for 80-bed hotel



Latest jobs




Chef Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winchester, United Kingdom
Company: Marwell Wildlife
National Manager - Programmes and Events
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Executive Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Retail Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

07-29 Oct 2017

Dynamic Reformer Course

Ten Health & Fitness Hatton Garden, London, United Kingdom


20 Oct - 12 Nov 2017

World Leisure Expo

tbc, Hagzhou, China



Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 3
Attractions Management
2017 issue 3

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Mystery shopper: Blue Planet
We went undercover at Disney’s newly launched $500m World of Avatar attraction More>>
  Analysis: TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016
Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing More>>


Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 2

Attractions Management
2017 issue 2

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: FORREC
FORREC has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable characters and IPs. Here Steven Rhys shares some tips on bringing those cherished worlds to life More>>
  Analysis: Part 6 - Controlling costs
In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd