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Kyoto Concert Hall 1995


  • Civic / Theatre / Library / Conference hall


  • Interior


  • 1995


  • Japan

Project Team

  • Tokyo

Client : Kyoto City
Design : Arata Isozaki & Associates

This 22,412㎡ facility built by Kyoto city to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the ancient capital is the home of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. It consists of a 1,839 seat shoebox-shaped large hall with pipe organ and a 514 seat small ensemble hall. The architect insisted throughout on a design that both mirrors the context of the city and integrates architecture and lighting.
The shoebox-shaped concert hall strives for a seamless unity between stage and audience, so we proposed finely contoured ceiling lighting that combines acoustic paneling and audience lighting. For the ensemble hall, we developed a novel ceiling system that integrates to the greatest extreme possible stage and audience lighting.


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