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Page\Park to make Birmingham’s Symphony Hall sing with new extension

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November 28 2018

Page\Park to make Birmingham’s Symphony Hall sing with new extension

Page\Park Architects, acting in concert with Performances Birmingham, have filed a planning application to refurbish and extend the city’s Symphony Hall.

The charitable trust tasked the practice with creating a new foyer extension and main entrance to Centenary Square late last year as the lead partner in a design team which also includes Arup Structures and Max Fordham.

This would be the first significant refurbishment of the venue since it opened in 1991 and is considered a necessary investment to keep pace with the changing nature of the surrounding public realm, as well as opening up alternative revenue streams.

In a statement the practice said: “The transformed foyers will provide much improved bar, catering and hospitality spaces and provide space for the delivery of their participation and learning programme.”

Dubbed ‘Making an Entrance’ the projects primary goal is to encourage more people to embrace its events.

A new 'grand tier' balcony space will be incorporated
A new 'grand tier' balcony space will be incorporated

3 Comments

That time of year
#1 Posted by That time of year on 28 Nov 2018 at 14:05 PM
Looks like the entrance to a shopping centre....one large one in Ireland springs to mind.
Burning Question
#2 Posted by Burning Question on 29 Nov 2018 at 08:50 AM
Hopefully Page\Park Architects do not oversee this building burn down twice during construction...
Making an Exit
#3 Posted by Making an Exit on 29 Nov 2018 at 09:45 AM
Reading P&P's website (and i would only advise this if you are fluent in 'architectschpeak', or ever want to feel wholly inadequate, or to feel that you are a breed apart, most definitely born on the wrong side of the tracks) I do wonder how much internal processing this disconnect of an external design actually went through by any measure of their own practice.

Here! Lissen up! - I've got a great idea! Why don't we just take-a-line-for-a-walk and that's it! That's a pure belter so it is!

Somehow, I don't hinksay.
Meh.

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