Marvel Architects

Volker Giencke & Co Architects

Concert Hall Liepaja, Latvia

Busan Cinema Center, Sud Corea
Coop Himmelb(l)au

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# 02 / October 2017


Giencke & Company Architects, Great Amber Concert Hall.
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Coop Immelb(L)au, Busan Cinema Center – House Of Music, Aalborg.
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Volker Giencke & Company Architects from Graz, Austria, won the Int. competition towards the end of 2003. Already exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2004, “Great Amber” is a monolithic, cone-shaped, slightly contorted structure with a transparent, amber-coloured façade. The façade envelops the irregular folded framework of the concrete structure. According to legend, Liepaja is the city where the wind was born. That is why we designed the building to “lean against the wind”.  The concert hall is a concrete sculpture, cladded in and enveloped by a self-supporting variably tilted glazed façade. The façade consists of an interlocked wide flat steel structure that connects with the concrete sculpture in the roof area (resting upon the concrete sculpture). The building is a reinforced concrete folded plate structure with a double-shell glazed façade and interior steel construction.

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AE Architecture & Entertainment

Paperback: 45 pages
Available in: English and Italian

Published: October, 2017.
Edition: Digital

Published: October 2017
Distributor: USA Magzter New York