Frank Gehry discusses design behind his recently completed concert hall in Berlin

"If it were not for Frank Gehry, we would have created a simple, direct concert hall where the students will play concerts, but if space is there, and someone so talented, like him, is ready to How, then of course, you have to do it "- Daniel Barenboim, Founder, Pierre Boulez Saal.

In this Facebook video, Frank Gehry discusses the circumstances of his most recent project, the Pierre Boulez Saal concert hall in Berlin and the importance of helping to create a new venue for Berlin's historic music scene.

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned acoustic engineer Yasuhisa Toyota (whose previous projects include Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie de Hamburg), Pierre Boulez Saal will serve as a residence for the Barenboim Academy -Said Train young musicians from the Middle East. Though measuring nearly 11,000 square feet, the place retains a sense of privacy in its oval concert hall; Seating 683 of the design, the farthest is located just 46 feet from the center of the stage. The project would have cost about $ 35.5 million.

The concert hall opened with an inauguration ceremony and a live video stream last week.

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