Sarajevo National Concert Hall

YEAR.1999

AREA.6500 SQM

TYPE.Public

LOCATION. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project extends the public surface of the city of Sarajevo into and under the ground, forming a continuous space wrapping the foyers, the auditoriums and the service areas as well as an outdoor landscape above which bleeds into the surrounding parks.

The surrounding surface of the parkscape dissolves into and continues underground in a whirlpool movement allowing access from several critical viewpoints. The bifurcated landscaping creates openings for entrances and natural lighting. The surface also expands and contracts on its way down, accommodating different events through the building.
Collaborators AKT, BDSP, Halcrow Fox, Sandy Brown, Carr & Angier, DLE