The awards ceremony for the thirtieth edition of the prize considered the Nobel Prize of the arts, the Praemium Imperiale awarded by the Japan Art Association, was held recently. The winner in the architecture category is French architect Christian de Portzamparc, while the award for music went to famous Italian orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti.
October 26 saw the inauguration of the new Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin named after actor Ernst Busch. The project by O&O Baukunst architects has made the building into an urban landmark that cannot go unnoticed and preserves the memory of the site.
Niall McLaughlin Architects studio designed a new structure for the Worcester College, a garden provided with a theatre, learning spaces and a dance studio. For this project, the architects took in great account the design of Freespaces, i.e. the open spaces among the different structures of the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.
Pingshan Performing Arts Centre in Shenzhen, designed by OPEN Architecture, is in the final stages of construction: the wrapper has been completed and work is underway on the interior and on the landscaping outside the building.
The new Music and Theatre Hall in Odense designed by C.F. Møller Architects has become a driving force for culture in the Danish city, containing a world-class theatre and music hall and the head offices of important institutions such as the Danish National Academy of Music and Odense Acting School, all under a single roof.
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