Tbilisi’s Theater and Music Exhibition Hall among TOP 10 cultural buildings of 2016
12 December, 2016
Tbilisi’s Theater and Music Exhibition Hall among TOP 10 cultural buildings of 2016
World's first digital architecture and design magazine Designboom has listed Georgia’s Music Theater and Exhibition Hall located in Tbilisi’s Rike Park among TOP 10 cultural buildings of 2016 . It is noteworthy that Tbilisi’s unusual and modern tunnel hall comes first in the list. Here is what the article says:

"2016 has seen the unveiling, and ongoing construction, of many expressive and forward-thinking cultural centers. each distinctive in its own right, the vast buildings juggle between accommodating multiple programs, that
include leisure, commercial and performance, in order to provide an all-inclusive hub and welcoming destination for the public. many big names in the field of architecture make up this year’s list, some more than once, all displaying technological excellence and bold design to provide a plethora of new landmarks. from Tbilisi to Miami beach, see our round up of the most eye-catching cultural buildings revealed in the past 12 months.

RIKE PARK MUSIC THEATER AND EXHIBITION HALL BY FUKSAS
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Completed by Italian architecture studio Fuksas, this tubular structure belongs to the Music Theater and Exhibition Hall in Tbilisi’s Rike park, Georgia. The distinctive funneled form was conceived as ‘a periscope to the city’, framing views of the river. inside, the two volumes house a Music Theater and Exhibition Hall.

ELBPHILHARMONIE BY HERZOG & DE MEURON
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Glimmering at the edge of hamburg’s hafencity quarter is herzog & de meuron’s elbphilharmonie concert hall. the bold addition sits atop a previously existing warehouse building, with the glazed façade comprising 1,100 individual mirrored planes. as well as producing a shimmering effect on the exterior, the glass panes have been separately shaped with millimeter precision and marked with small basalt grey reflective dots to prevent overheating. the scheme is scheduled to fully open at the beginning of next year, housing three concert halls, a hotel, and 45 private apartments.

KING ABDULAZIZ CENTER FOR WORLD CULTURE BY SNØHETTA
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The ambitious king abdulaziz center for world culture in dhahran, saudi arabia, is a 100,000 square meter development accommodating an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum, and archive. designed by snøhetta, the cultural facility’s form draw from saudi arabian geology and its distinctive rock formations that preserve petroleum energy. the library will contain 200,000 books and the 930-seat auditorium will host opera and symphony performances. at the center of the design is a monolithic tower that soars above the complex. this landmark edifice flanks a series of smaller, pebble-like forms, which are similarly clad in an arrangement of stainless steel tubes. the ‘king abdulaziz center for world culture’ is expected to complete in spring 2017.

FAENA FORUM BY OMA
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The faena forum has established itself within a new cultural district in miami beach, its functions dedicated to the development of cultural programming in the region. the OMA-designed construction is one of three designed by the firm in the same neighborhood. the building comprises two similarly sized volumes, a cylinder and a cube that can be combined or subdivided to support potential productions. meanwhile the façade of 350 windows allows for vast column-free spaces internally on the building’s two main levels.

MOCAPE BY COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
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In china, coop himmelb(l)au completed MOCAPE, shenzhen’s museum of contemporary art and planning exhibition. the building combines two independent institutions — the museum of contemporary art (MOCA) and the planning exhibition (PE) — as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions. the two museums are created as separate entities to emphasize their functional and artistic requirements and as a result, the scheme features a monolithic body surrounded by a multifunctional, transparent façade that allows views deep into the shared entrance", - Designboom.com

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