Centre for Music concept designs released

Concept designs for the new Centre for Music in London have been officially released today.

The vision for the Centre for Music is to develop a world-class venue for performance and education across all musical genres, harnessing the power of three internationally recognised cultural organisations – the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama – to inspire a new generation with a love of music.

Concept Design: Centre for Music Exterior View. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Centre’s concept designs include a state-of-the-art concert hall and superb spaces for rehearsal, performance and education. It aims, above all, to be a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joy of music-making first hand.

Concept Design: Centre for Music Entry Plaza. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Buro Happold is excited to be part of the design team that created the concept designs, developed by lead architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, which demonstrate the potential to deliver this landmark building on the current Museum of London site. The City of London Corporation has agreed in principle to make this site available for the Centre for Music when the Museum of London fulfils its ambition to move to West Smithfield.

Concept Design: Centre for Music Coda. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The realisation of the designs would create an iconic new gateway to the City of London’s emerging Culture Mile, drawing visitors into an area that is set to be transformed over the next decade and beyond through new transport hubs, outdoor programming and major enhancements to streets and wider public realm that link the area’s existing and planned world-class cultural destinations.

Concept Design: Centre for Music Concert Hall. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Concept Design: Centre for Music Studio. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

For more information visit: culturemile.london/centreformusic

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