Green light for new Halle Orchestra building

The conversion of a disused 1859 Manchester church into a rehearsal, performance and education centre received planning permission today after a long process.

All the Halle needs now is to raise some money.

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  • A sombre, big square cube is all the architects could think of. Do they think classical music is ‘square’? Or do they want to express their idea that classical music is about to die? – the object looks like a giant coffin. It seems they wholeheartedly want to avoid any impression that something like art will be taking place in that silly thing.

    While there are architects around with better ideas:

    http://www.futuresymphony.org/an-alternate-site-for-london-symphonys-new-hall/

    https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/about/Schermerhorn-Symphony-Center/tour

  • A sombre, big square cube is all the architects could think of. Do they think classical music is ‘square’? Or do they want to express their idea that classical music is about to die? – the object looks like a giant tomb. It seems they wholeheartedly want to avoid any impression that something like art will be taking place in that silly thing.

    While there are architects around with much better ideas:

    http://www.futuresymphony.org/an-alternate-site-for-london-symphonys-new-hall/

    https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/about/Schermerhorn-Symphony-Center/tour

  • It’s absolutely wonderful news for it escaped demolition, and will fit in well with its surroundings in Manchester. I know the city very well.

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