Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site and landlocked among historical buildings the project defines the end of the new town axis. The project is the home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and will host the Edinburgh International Festival, reason why it will have exceptional acoustics together with the capacity to adapt to all types of performances. It seeks to create a Concert Hall that is not only a place for music but also becomes a public and cultural space for the city. The approach seeks to release the maximum public space as possible, reducing the footprint of the building and developing part of the program vertically. This creates a public, social and dynamic realm, transforming the existing center of the block from a hitherto unknown space into an intimate public square for the city of Edinburgh.
International restricted competition. Finalist.