suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
santosh kumar KETHAM: Historically Vienna is known for its operas and concerts for music lovers. Designing a concert hall in this place is challenging and inspiring.
To me the challenge was to design a concert hall not only as a single architectural building but also as experiencing spaces through urban transition, At same time the design is unique from other music halls, in terms of architectural esthetics, vocabulary and tectonics.
The site is located at center of Vienna adjacent to MAK museum in stadtpark. Music house composed of main concert hall is in centre of park and archive bridge connects to MAK museum and other two small theatres are: one in lower level of stadtpark and another on university. And in addition to, it also accommodates a music archive along the bridge and other ancillary facilities. The double core sphere shell, melting species acts as structural system and thermal insulation to music house.
It evolves as if painting and sculptures are melting and flowing out of existing MAK museum, Crafting and blending in surrounding landscape of stadtpark, and creating a new music house.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
sK: Nature, painting, Arts and Architecture
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sK: The Illusionist (animation).
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
sK: Excessive studio works.
Additional credits and links:
University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Thesis jury: Hernan diaz Alonso, Greg Lynn, Wolf D. Prix, Hani Rashid, Theo Spyropoulos and Assistant teachers.