BuroHappold selected to work on the Centre for Music
BuroHappold Engineering has been selected to provide structural and civil engineering, and building services engineering to create a new world-class, cultural venue for London; the Centre for Music.
The ‘centre for music’ would be built in the Square Mile. Image: istockphoto
The Centre will become a permanent home to the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as hosting touring artists and orchestras from around the world, and will offer state of the art acoustic and visual excellence. The building will also house education, training and digital spaces with the intent to enhance London’s position as a world leading centre for the cultural and creative industries.
Our integrated approach will allow us to simplify the complexity of the project through elegant integrated engineering solutions.
Stephen Jolly, Global culture sector leader and Partner.
BuroHappold will draw on years of experience in the cultural sector; delivering award winning spaces that play pivotal roles to their local and wider communities. Recent examples of work include Home, Manchester, which within a few years of opening has already attracted millions of visitors and revitalised an inner city area, and The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Poland; a 25,000m2 world class concert hall, built specifically around the acoustic requirements of the orchestra.
Stephen Jolly, Global Culture Sector Leader and Partner, BuroHappold Engineering said:
“The Centre for Music project is a fantastic opportunity for us to add significant engineering value to a project that seeks to use music to improve the lives of a wide community. We will be designing all of the civil and structural engineering, and the building services engineering for the Centre. Our integrated approach will allow us to simplify the complexity of the project through elegant integrated engineering solutions. Cultural venues are truly transformative places, and each one deserves a unique engineering approach. We’re very excited to be working on what will surely become a world renowned cultural landmark for London.”
The Centre for Music project is led by the Barbican, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, with the business case backed by £2.5 million in funding from the City of London Corporation.