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Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse
Detail: Piano makes concert hall
In April 2009, L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy, was seriously hit by an earthquake.
Cultural life L’Aquila came to a standstill after the earthquake of 2009. But the first signs of recovery are there, also in architecture. The erection of this temporary concert hall last autumn is a token of a new beginning. Three colorfully striped wooden cubes catch the eye in the park around the historic Spanish fort on the edge of the old city, with the volume containing the concert hall jutting out at an angle. Tilted and seemingly set on edge, it is flanked by two smaller structures. The northern one is reserved for the musicians, while the western structure houses the foyer, a public cafe and spaces for mechanical services. Glazed corridors lead from these two ancillary volumes into the auditorium, where concertgoers are welcomed by the warm reddish tones of the interior. Built entirely of wood, this concert hall is not unlike a musical instrument in itself. Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop – nomen est omen…
Detail, Zeitschrift Für Architektur + Baudetail
Serie 2013 – 10
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