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Stormen Concert Hall // Arup

Bodø, Norway

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Through an invited international competition in 2009, DRDH was awarded the design of a new Concert Hall and Theatre for the city of Bodø in northern Norway. The Concert Hall and Theatre is one of two principal buildings within the Cultural Quarter, alongside a City Library also designed by DRDH.

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Both buildings respond to the particularities of their context, situated between city and landscape, whilst maintaining a familial relationship that creates an urban ensemble. Externally, both façades display a trabeated construction of pre-cast concrete, with an aggregate of local white stone. Forms rhyme between them. Roofs and towers speak to one another and the library establishes a horizon, across which the Concert Hall surveys the dramatic landscape of sea and mountains.

The Concert Hall has three auditoriums compactly placed from east to west across the site.

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In the centre is the 920 seat main auditorium and the fly tower; with two smaller performance spaces situated below it, at lower ground level. The main auditorium offers a new typology that embodies the visual and acoustic qualities necessary for a concert hall, alongside the technical and performance characteristics of a theatre with proscenium for theatre, Opera and dance.

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Supporting functions wrap around and over these performance spaces. A sequence of generously proportioned public rooms connect the auditoria around the two sides of the building that face onto the principal streets, while back-of-house facilities wrap around the opposing sides..

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