Casa da musica oma

casa da musica oma

Where is the Casa da Musica?

Locating the Casa da Musica was key in the development of OMAs thinking; we chose not to build the new concert hall in the ring of old buildings defining the Rotunda but to create a solitary building standing on a travertine-paved plateau in front of the Rotundas park, neighbouring a working class area.

What does OMA stand for?

Oporto Concert Hall Building design by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), The Netherlands

What makes Portos Casa da Musica so special?

The Casa da Musica, the new home of the National Orchestra of Porto, stands on a new public square in the historic Rotunda da Boavista. It has a distinctive faceted form, made of white concrete, which remains solid and believable in an age of too many icons.

Why did OMA choose this Porto’s new concert hall?

Since this part of Porto was still a city ‘’intact’’, OMA chose not to articulate the new concert hall as a segment of a small scale circular wall around the Rotunda da Boavista but to create a solitary building standing on the new, more intimate square connected to the historical park of the Rotunda da Boavista and enclosed by three urban blocks.

Where is Casa da Música in Porto Metro?

Casa da Música is a station of the Porto Metro. The architect of the station is Eduardo Souto de Moura. It is located in Boavista between Carolina Michaëlis and Francos and named after Casa da Música, located nearby.

What does Casa da Música stand for?

Casa da Música (Foz do Douro, Porto) The Casa da Música (literally the House of Music) is a Portuguese concert hall in civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the municipality of Porto, in northern Portugal.

What are the coordinates of Casa da Música?

/  41.15861°N 8.63083°W  / 41.15861; -8.63083 The Casa da Música is a concert hall in Porto, Portugal. It was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2005.

When was Casa da Música built?

On 1 September 1998, the Ministro da Cultura (Ministry of Culture) announced the construction of Casa da Música, during the ambit of Portos 2001 tenure as the European Capital of Culture. The building engineers were AFA Arup Group Limited (London), together with Afassociados (Porto).

What is the Casa de la Música in Porto?

Designed by the architect Rem Koolhaas, the Casa de la Música is one of the most emblematic buildings in Porto. The Casa da Música is a concert hall in Porto whose construction began in 1999 so it could be included in the various projects presented for the European Capital of Culture in 2001.

What is the story of Casa da Música?

1. Casa da Música was supposed to be a Dutch family house! Casa da Música was built to celebrate the year when Porto was the European Capital of Culture, 2001. At that time, 21 architecture offices from around the world were invited to deliver a conceptual plan of what Casa da Música should look like.

What to see at Casa da Música?

And, on the particular case of Casa da Música, this golden pattern carved in wood represents “the veins” of this amazing monument. 4. There are two fake pipe organs at the concert hall True story! Rem Kolhaas wanted to pay homage to the most important periods of the history of music, and there are several decorative elements portraying this.

Where are the blue tiles at Casa da Música made?

There are a lot of Portuguese secrets at Casa da Música . Nonetheless, as Porto and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands were both European capitals of Culture in 2001, and the architect Rem Kolhaas is Dutch, the blue tiles were manufactured in Portugal but using the colour Delft blue.

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