Berlin / Los Angeles: Space for Music

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Apr 25 2017 - Jul 30 2017

Berlin and Los Angeles: Space for Music explores how architecture can create unique musical environments, focusing on two iconic concert halls: the Berlin Philharmonic (1963) in West Berlin, designed by Hans Scharoun (1893–1972), and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry (b. 1929). 

The exhibition brings together original drawings and sketches, photographs, and models to convey the uplifting atmospheres of these venues, as well as the extraordinary dialogue between the two cities and two architects that they represent.

Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not, Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall charts the history of the Walt Disney Concert Hall from its inception through the architect-selection process, construction and the completion of the building. Essays by leading architecture historians put the building into its historical perspective in the urban landscape of Los Angeles.

Rising from the ashes of World War II, the new concert hall for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, designed by Hans Scharoun (1893–1972), has become the symbol of democratic Germany. Hans Scharoun: Philharmonie Berlin, 1956-1963 presents the drawings from the Scharoun Archive that detail the construction of the Philharmonie’s complex composition.

  • International
  • Contemporary
  • Architecture
  • Hans Scharoun
  • Frank Gehry

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