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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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LONDON | Kings Place Development News

Kings Place (near Kings Cross) is London's New Arts and Concert Centre joining other such famous London Venues such as Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre), Royal Opera House, the Coliseum, the Royal Albert Hall, Duke's Hall (Royal Academy of Music), St Johns Smith Square, Central Hall Westminster etc etc.

First impressions are of a sleekly elegant glass office building. The beautifully detailed shallow curves of the triple glass wall on the street reflect the clouds.

The concert hall -- the first newly built venue in London since the Barbican opened in 1982 -- has acoustics by Arup Associates. It is a superb and elegant space, more beautiful than many of London's music venues.

Seating 420 people, its design reflects a period of international research by the designers who were influenced by the quality of small halls recently built in Tokyo.

Computer models of other venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London and the Musikverein in Vienna provided comparisons. The oak veneers all come from one 500-year-old German oak tree which has provided the hall with an immediate timelessness.

A rehearsal/ conference space (220 seats) will be used for performances ranging from Beethoven to Norwegian jazz and African music.

On the open-plan ground floor, the view through the building leads to Battlebridge Basin where there are waterside bars.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Sinfonietta will be based at Kings Place with room for rehearsal space, offices and educational programs.

Official Site - http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/

Recent Media Articles -

http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle4826584.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...d=artanddesign

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main...gsplace127.xml

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...KNs&refer=muse








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Old October 2nd, 2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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It does look like a wonderful new venue. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.
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It does look like a wonderful new venue. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.


In late 2007, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London was awarded planning permission to redevelop the redundant building at Milton Court. The new building, virtually over the road, will house additional world-class performance facilities: a 625-seat concert hall, 225-seat training theatre, a studio theatre, and space for teaching, office and support services.

Other London Concert Venues include Jerwood Hall part of the LSO (London Symphony Ochestra at St Lukes), Blackheath Halls used by Greenwich Trinity Music School and the Royal College of Muaic Concert Hall (not to be confused with the Royal Academy of Music) whose Concert Hall is currently being refurbished.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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nothing special
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Jonathan Glancey - http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...d=artanddesign

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charming...like it
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Curtain wall is beautiful
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