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.
“The Durian” is the next design we are going to discover today. It is located in Singapore, our neighboring country.
Esplanade has four halls, a 1600-seat concert hall, 2000 seat theater, and two smaller 250-seat studios. Durian, similar to other arts complex, also has outdoor performance space.
Esplanade actually has two durians each covered by facet glass.
The building was designed by two architectural firms working in conjunction: by the London-based Michael Wilford & Partners (MWP) and by DP Architects (DPA) of Singapore. The original design, presented to the public in 1994, consisted of unadorned glass cases over the theaters. Such a design would have created a greenhouse in the tropical climate of Singapore, but according to DPA director Vikas Gore some form of shading was always intended, and a cladding of aluminum sunshades was added to the final design.
~ from wiki
Those are the insights of the venues inside the durian. The top one is the concert hall, while the other one is the Esplanade Theater.