Monday, July 20, 2009
Text from Zaha Hadid Architects:
'the design enhances the multiplicity of bach’s work through a coherent integration of formal and structural logic. a single continuous ribbon of fabric swirls around itself, creating layered spaces to cocoon the performers and audience with in an intimate fluid space.'
'the process of realizing the design involved architectural considerations of scale, structure and acoustics to develop a dynamic formal dialogue inseparable from its intended purpose as an intimate chamber music hall. a layering of spaces and functions is achieved through the ribbon wrapping around itself, alternately compressing to the size of a handrail then stretching to enclose the full height of the room. circulatory and visual connections are continually discovered as one passes through the multiple layers of space delineated by the ribbon.'