LONDON (CelebrityAccess) The London Symphony Orchestra has unveiled designs for its new $370 million concert hall in the heart of London, to be built on the site of the Museum of London.
The Diller Scofidio + Renfro design will be constructed on the London Wall site, with the Museum of London moving to a new home in West Smithfield, according to Architects Journal.
“The proposed centre for music would attract outstanding performers and diverse audiences, and it is my sincere hope that creative businesses, which contribute a huge amount to the UK’s economy, would be proud to engage with this landmark building,” said City of London Corporation policy chair Catherine McGuinness.
The 2,000-seat, in-the-round hall will have lines of steps and seating mimicking rock strata, according to Yahoo News, and the concert space will be encased in glass, reflecting the orchestra’s mantra of “transparency and access.” The building will also house commercial space, workshops, public areas and dining. Transparent pods at the top will allow visiting children to watch rehearsals
The project is backed by the Barbican, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.