London Olympics design team to build new concert hall

London Olympics design team to build new concert hall


norman lebrecht

January 13, 2016

Not in London, unfortunately.

In San Diego.

At $25 million, it will cost approximately one-40th of the price of Simon Rattle’s half-billion pound dream.


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  • Pete Parker says:

    It’s like comparing apples and oranges Norman. This is an outdoor “Hollywood Bowl” style amphitheatre not a concert hall with the facilities being planned for the new hall in London.

  • Brian Hughes says:

    Here in the U.S. we spend that kind of money (and MORE!) on sports stadiums. By the way, San Diego’s team has an option to move up the road to LA (because someone is building new digs there).

  • Max Grimm says:

    Speaking of new concert halls/venues, the Oslo Philharmonic together with property developers Anders Buchardt and Petter Stordalen has just posted a video of plans for a new concert hall with congress hotel in Filipstad, Oslo.