The Peter Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center | Omaha, Nebraska || Another fine, new concert hall; acoustic design is now a "science," not an art, by way of computer modeling. The best configuration, the right features, skilled design and acoustic science create a concert hall that is very pleasing by any measure. And, typically it is designed in a inoffensive, pleasing standard corporate modernist style that is guaranteed not to challenge anyone's expectations.
Revolutionary Opera Theater in Vienna. "A concert hall, a panoramic restaurant and an opera theater, all come together in this bizarre space. Constructed in the middle of Karmelitermarket, this avant-garde piece of architecture will be the eye catcher for a very long time."
Acoustics perfectly designed to enhance orchestral instruments make Foellinger Great Hall, seen here through a fisheye lens, one of the best concert halls in the world and thus a popular recording studio as well. | Photo by L. Brian Stauffer