Sibeliustalo

Location Lahti, Finland
Status Completed
Year 2000
Gross floor area 13 220 m2
Volume 90 400 m3
Awards
Open competition for EU-architects
Wood Focus, 2002

Sibelius – Finland’s most famous composer – is being honoured with the building of a wooden concert hall in his name on the shores of the Lake Vesijärvi, situated in the old timber industry area of Lahti.

The totatility has been divided into separate building sections which apply the principles of old factory halls. A unique architectonic character was created for the new section by the timber structures.

Unique timber structures are a feature of the auditorium, which can seat 1250 persons. The auditorium is bounded by reverberation chambers which permit the adjustment of the reverberation time. It is through these timber “cathedrals” that the audience proceeds to the seating area.

Sibeliustalo