Sir Simon Rattle

London’s The Centre for Music project has announced the team which it intends to appoint to develop a concept design for the new hall. This team will be led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, whose New York and London-based team will work in collaboration with UK-based architecture firm Sheppard Robson.

Involved with the transformation of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York and Valery Gergiev’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow as well as The Juilliard School in Tianjin, China, Diller Scofidio + Renfro belong to the most famous architectural offices in the world.

The Centre for Music architect selection panel said: « The panel agreed that, of the six excellent submissions, Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s visionary ideas offered the exciting potential to create a Centre for Music fit for the future that offers access and engagement for all. The panel felt Diller Scofidio + Renfro most clearly met the vision and ambition of this project, utilising their experience of creating inspiring new spaces for culture to present a proposal that delivers a world-class concert hall in an outstanding new building, as part of the re-imagination of a key area of the City of London within Culture Mile.”

Of course Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra is very happy: “This announcement is an exciting step forward in the plans for a 21st century Centre for Music that would be home to the London Symphony Orchestra. I am sure this outstanding design team will deliver plans for an exceptional new place for the enjoyment and understanding of music that is welcoming and open to all.”

The team for what will be a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra will also comprise Nagata Acoustics.

At the heart of the City of London’s thriving Culture Mile, this landmark new building is planned to be a visible signal of commitment to the future of music that enhances London’s position as a world leading centre for the cultural and creative industries.

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