travel world architecture entertainment venues

Like museum architecture, entertainment venues have become another of the primary fields for contempory, outside-the-box, design experiments.
More often than not, the financing, whether from a billionaire philanthropist or a government, has been unusually generous allowing for greater freedom of expression.

The ratings shown on these projects are an expression of my own personal tastes and evaluations.
Was the project groundbreaking? Were the positive and negative spaces exciting and did they work together consistently? How were the details handled?



unless otherwise noted all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc


centennial hall - kazuo shinohara
centennial hall

tokyo
japan

kazuo shinohara

***



copenhagen opera house

copenhagen
denmark

hanning larsen

****



denver convention center

denver
colorado
usa

curtis w fentress aia &
riba-fentress architects


****



disney concert hall

los angeles
california
usa

frank gehry

*****



experience music project

san francisco
california
usa

frank gehry

***



international conference center

kyoto
japan

sachio otani

****



monona terrace

madison
wisconsin
usa

frank lloyd wright & taliesin architects

****


m-wave - design consortium
m-wave

nagano
japan

design consortium

***



oregon coast aquarium

newport, oregon
usa

srg architects
1990

***



park guell

barcelona
spain

antonio gaudi

****



sydney opera house

sydney
new south wales
australia

jorn utzon

*****



tokyo forum

tokyo
japan

raphael vinoly

****







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