The Concert Hall in Malmö Live, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects, recently opened to the public. Malmo Live is situated within the Schmidt Hammer Lassen Universitetsholmen masterplan in central Malmö and appears as a clear and easily readable composition of buildings.
"We worked in very close cooperation with Akustikon to achieve two things: an absolutely world-class sound and a room with a musicality that works with the music, like sitting inside an instrument," commented Kristian Ahlmark, Senior Partner, schmidt hammer lassen architects. "The result is a composition of cubic elements. Each surface has a function, angle and size that supports the acoustics. Light is integrated into the walls so the mood can be changed depending on what is being performed in the hall."
The 45 metres long, 23 metres wide and 20 metres high concert hall is purposely designed for the Malmo Symphony Orchestra and seats an audience of 1,600. The concert hall is made of oak and brass which helps create an intimate atmosphere and stands in contrast to the complex's other interior that stands boldly in raw black concrete and stone.