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Architecture For Music: Auditorio de Tenerife

This is the new series starting this month, “Sunday Series“. And now we are having Architecure for Music series.

Music has a close bound with architecture for quite some time. Concert halls are also the ones which effects the music and also effected by music. They have also given birth to great architecture designs in the globe.

This series presents the beauty of the structure, in which creativity flows abundantly.


Auditorio de Tenerife or Tenerife Auditorium is one of Spain’s new halls.

Designed by Santiago Calavatra, the auditorio includes two main venues. Audiotorio de Tenerife was opened in 2003.

Calatrava is known for such landmarks as the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain), the Montjuic Communications Tower in Barcelona, BCE Place in Toronto and the 2001 addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum; in June 2002 he won the commission to design the new Atlanta Symphony Center.

The Auditorio features the architect’s signature wing effect — in this instance, a single wing that seems to enfold the building without covering it entirely. The structure is covered in white ceramic intended to reflect the intense sunlight in the Canary Islands, a Spanish territory in the Atlantic off the coast of North Africa.
The recital hall in architect Santiago Calatrava's Auditorio de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. (photo courtesy of www.calatrava.com)
The Auditorio includes two concert venues. The main hall seats 1,600 and features a stage area 14 meters deep, with a proscenium 15.6 meters high and three moving platforms. There is also a 428-seat chamber music hall with a semicircular stage area.

~Taken from andante.com

Calavatra also designed another phenomenal concert hall in Spain. The complex will also be featured in this series.


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An arts journalist, a conductor, an educator, a young arts manager whose passion drove him to leave a multinational IT cooperation to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London and went back to Indonesia to build the scene there.

1 Comment on Architecture For Music: Auditorio de Tenerife

  1. Armadillo // 22 Juni 2009 pukul 8:19 pm //


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