Rome – Auditorium
Auditorium Parco della Musica is a large multi-functional public music complex in Rome.
The complex is situated in the north of the city, in the area where the 1960 Summer Olympic Games were held.
Parco della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Jürgen Reinhold from Müller-BBM was in charge of acoustics in the three concert halls; Franco Zagari was landscape architect for the outdoor spaces.
The three large concert halls are Sala Petrassi, in memory of Goffredo Petrassi, about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; and Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats. They are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at the base by a continuous lobby. A fourth "concert hall", called Cavea, is the open air theater recalling ancient Greek and Roman theaters. The fan-shaped layout is formed around the central piazza.
Structures have several nicknames such as blobs, beetles, scarabs, turtles, insect carapaces, computer mice.
During construction, excavations uncovered the foundations of a villa and oil press dating from sixth century BC. Renzo Piano redesigned the facility to accommodate the archaeological remains and included a small museum to house the artifacts that were discovered. Such changes delayed the project by a year.
The Parco della Musica was formally inaugurated on 21 December 2002; in few years it became the Europe's most visited music facility, with over one million spectators in one year.
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is located at the Parco della Musica.
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Royaldevon (36063) 2014-04-24 4:18
Ciao Caro Romano,
I recognise this building from yesterday's post. It is an impressive, modern building, so very different in style and materials from classical Rome ... a little evidence of which, can be seen in the f/g.
I really applaud how the modern and the ancient have been equally respected. It is so pleasing that ancient remains are not just covered with the new build. (In London, I remember how the remains of a Roman site were discovered and included in the forecourt of a modern building.)
The light is lovely and has allowed you to show bright colours with contrasts of shaded areas.
Have a great day,
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-24 4:58
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
Sergiom (73278) 2014-04-24 5:12
J'admire vraiment comment vous européens prenez grand soin de vos vestiges historiques. Bâtir cette superbe structure autour des ruines retrouvées est une superbe idée et un très beau contraste dans les styles.
Nicou (135990) 2014-04-24 7:43
quelle image et compo quel sphère de chaque côté sueprbe image et captage quelle rondeur et je jeu moderne splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (67087) 2014-04-24 8:17
With care about ancient ruins, the modern edifice was built around and in a protective design, from all sides, Romano.
Clarity and light management are super, seeing the previous post from there gave a good describtion about the place.
rychem (32161) 2014-04-24 9:11
Another beautiful photo of this futuristic building, it is a very nice contrast: the past and the present,
well captured and presented
Tigerlily (3375) 2014-04-24 10:41
Beautifully captured image. I like the scale.Wonderful colour contrast, and great detail.
Silvio1953 (136545) 2014-04-24 10:56
Ciao Romano, gran bella anche questa versione con i resti archologici in primo piano, gran bello il contrasto tra le antiche pietre e la splendida architettura moderna, fantastico cielo blu, bravo, ciao Silvio
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-24 12:16
Very well executed capture with an excellent clarity and sharpness! The quality of your image is totally impressive. Bravo! Great composition too.
lousat (87012) 2014-04-24 15:21
Ciao Romano,gran incrocio tra antico e moderno in una prospettiva accattivante,con l'architettura superiore che ricorda due grandi mani pronte ad abbracciare i resti millenari,bella composizione e qualita' eccellente in un post molto utile.Buon Weekend,Luciano
carlo62 (43419) 2014-04-24 15:56
Renzo Piano è riuscito a dosare perfettamente la moderna architettura con i resti antichi.
Così come sei riuscito tu a dosare la tua foto e comporla nel modo più equilibrato possibile.
annjackman (21674) 2014-04-25 8:53
There is an interesting mixture of old and modern architecture in your very fine picture. A superb viewpoint and an interesting note. The clarity is superb.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (115467) 2014-04-26 7:59
C'est quand même surprenant cette construction moderne près des vestiges du passé, mais bien de l'avoir conserver, bonne lumière, couleurs et qualité d'image
macjake (64590) 2014-04-27 9:19
this is so interesting.
to be digging the foundation for this new building then find ancient artifacts and now having to build around the dig site - i hear this happens often in Italy and Rome!
not so much here in Canada :)
the blobs up on top look so strange, is this building still in use today?
emka (91460) 2014-04-29 1:49
Ciao caro Romano, Another view of this impressive music complex. This piece of modern architecture is really beautiful and fantastic that the remnants of antique ruins are also exposed. Excellent composition with a view over some green area. Superb colours and sharpness.
Warm regrads MAlgo
rogerl (1616) 2014-04-29 6:00
Romano, what an odd and interesting-looking combination of the modern and the ancient. I'm sure it required some work to allow construction to proceed once the ruins were discovered, but in the end the designers really did a nice job of putting all the elements together. Nicely balanced shot, with the two circular structures on either side, centered on the old ruins. I particularly love the oranges against the nicely saturated blue sky. Thanks.
fds (9320) 2014-06-04 9:21
ciao romano molto bella questa immagine architettoniaca moderna a contrastare con gli scavi antichi
bel esempi di coabitazione di moderno e antico nell'antica capitale
bellissimi i colori ciao caro amico
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (18472)
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- Date Taken: 2014-04-17
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- Date Submitted: 2014-04-24 4:08