05. May 2006
In this age of global events, fierce competition rages between “low culture and high culture”. Countless providers of theatre, concert, media, sport and entertainment events compete with each other for the favours of the culturally-interested public. As a result, the demands on the structural design of theatres and concert halls are becoming considerably more complex. While the delicate relationship of space, music, audience and musicians demands perfect balance, the sheer range of performance types from symphonies and ballet to shows and multimedia performances call for extreme versatility in terms of image display capabilities, acoustics and equipment. Complex challenges which architects meet with a vocabulary of meticulously planned forms and materials.