It has been announced this week that New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design London’s new £250 Million concert hall.
The concert hall will be built on the current site of the Museum of London – and will become the permanent home of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s previous projects include New York’s Juilliard School and the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles’ Broad Art Museum and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
“The new building will meet the needs of artists and audiences today with a keen eye toward the future,” firm founding partner Elizabeth Diller has said.
“The Centre for Music will be a transformative cultural project that will inspire current and future generations … we look forward to working with this outstanding team to create a concept design for a landmark new space that enables us to lead a step change in the way music is experienced,” Barbican Managing Director Nicholas Kenyon has said.