The musical complex is coming to the heart of Ankara on a sight-axis between the Historical Citadel and Atatürk’s Mausoleum. Costing some 83 million Euros, the musical campus, as the home base for the Presidential Symphony Orchestra founded in 1826, will host most respectful orchestras and soloists from all around the world. A skillful team of management will support orchestra’s day to day operations.
The building complex will house 2023 seats capacity “Grand Hall'', 500 seats capacity “Blue Hall'' and the 600 seats “Historical Symphony Hall” which will be integrated shortly after restoration. The venue will quickly establish itself as a meeting place for culture fans with its restaurants, museum and open air spaces.
Initiating the future, cherishing the tradition since 1826 ...
Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the flagship orchestra of Turkey, have a justified reputation among the most distinguished orchestras since its foundation was laid in 1826, the year when16 year old Chopin started taking music lessons from Jozef Elsner, 17 years old Felix Mendelssohn composed music for Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Giuseppe Donizetti was invited to Istanbul to lead the establishment of the Imperial Band whose name was changed later on with Presidential Symphony Orchestra.
The CSO concert hall, which is the first concert hall in the world to open after the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which was completed in 2017, will present a great gain to the world music family with its architectural, artistic and social approach.
"The project is rather than a building that has been handled with a design language which is valid for a certain period of time, but it has revealed a symbolic behavior that will not get old in time in the city scale and has come to the fore with this attitude."
While the minimalist design language is enriched with coherent support of wood, glass and concrete, the consultancy for acoustics is provided by Professor W. Fasold in association with Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik.