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Bangkok is getting a state-of-the-art concert hall with 16th-floor views

Opening late 2020.

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Nov 30, 2017

  • Bangkok is getting a state-of-the-art concert hall with 16th-floor views
    Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Hall. Rendering via Nagata Acoustics

Currently under construction on Wireless Road is a state-of-the-art concert hall, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Hall, scheduled to open by the end of 2020.

In a recent interview with Hello! Magazine Thailand, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra board member Nunthinee Tanner said that the space on the 16th floor of the new building at 140 Wireless will seat up to 900 people. The building will also be home to a Steinway and Sons piano school and an exhibition room showcasing antique pianos.

The building is already stirring up talk on social media for its unique design by Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron, best known for transforming the London's Bankside Power Station into the Tate Modern Museum. Collaborating with the Swiss firm is Thailand’s Plan Architect.

 

 

The interior hall design is by Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, who has collaborated with the Swiss architects in previous projects. Yasuhisa has worked on over 50 projects around the world including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Bard College Performing Arts Center in New York, to name a few.

"This hall will have the best acoustics in Southeast Asia," says Nunthinee Tanner in the Hello! Magazine interview.

Check out renderings (via Nagata Acoustics) and a short video about the project below:

 

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