Casa da Música - Rem Koolhaas - Porto, Portugal
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N 41° 09.517 W 008° 37.850
29T E 530972 N 4556430
Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal
Waymark Code: WMAQ4H
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date Posted: 02/10/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Arup-AFA, and was built as part of Porto's project for European Culture Capital in 2001 but was only finished in the first half of 2005 and immediately became an icon in the city.

The building's design has been highly acclaimed worldwide. Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic from the New York Times, classified it as the "most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built" and saying it's "a building whose intellectual ardor is matched by its sensual beauty". He also compares it to the "exuberant design" in Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. "Only looking into the original aspect of the building, this is one of the most important concert halls built in the last 100 years". He compares it to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles, and the Berliner Philharmonie.

from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_da_Música
Architect: Rem Koolhaas

Building name: Casa da Música

Year built: 2005

Building's primary use: Culture/Entertainment

City: Porto

Country: Portugal

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