Our recently completed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Renewal has been featured in the media.
We’ve selected some of the highlights – click the links below to read more.
“Artists and audiences are set to experience world-class acoustics in a venue that is more accessible, safer, and better equipped to present the full breadth of 21st-century performance.” – Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM
“We were appointed in mid-2015 and have spent the past seven years carefully working with the SOH and the consultant team to ensure the right design solutions to improve the acoustics, functionality and accessibility were implemented into this iconic building.” – ARM Architecture Principal Andrew Hayne
“Aural awakening… In one of its biggest projects to date, ARM Architecture has completed the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall renewal. And it looks and sounds extraordinary.”
“They started playing and the faces of the people in the room were a sight to behold, they were incredulous. I managed to get off the stage at one point to listen to my colleagues. [Pianist] Simon Tedeschi was playing excerpts from Grieg and Mozart while I ran all over the auditorium, trying every seat in the house. I was flabbergasted. You can hear every minute detail now, every nuance – right up to the back row, everything pings through. It’s a miracle.” – Sydney Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Haveron
“You can feel the clarity and warmth now in both amplified and symphonic mode. The range of sound is much clearer now.” – Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM
“Our overarching aim was to upgrade the Concert Hall interior and acoustics to match the brilliance of Jorn Utzon’s exterior and Peter Hall’s interior.” – ARM Architecture
“There’s a little bit of fear when you work on a building as revered as this. But then we just rolled the sleeves up and got on with it.” – ARM Architecture Principal Andrew Hayne
“Artists and audiences are set to experience world-class acoustics in a venue that is more accessible, safer and better equipped to present the full breadth of 21st-century performance.” – Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM