Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall

Opening Year 2011
Location Helsinki, Finland
Capacity 1,704 seats
Architect Arkkitehtitoimisto Laiho-Pulkkinen-Raunio
Owner State of Finland
City of Helsinki
Finnish Broadcasting Company
User Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius Academy
Construction Cost EUR 188M

The Helsinki Music Centre was built in the central district of the city of Helsinki, between Finlandia Hall (Alvar Aalto, architect), and the contemporary art museum, Kiasma (Steven Holl, architect). The National Parliament of Finland stands across the street from the Centre.

The 1,704-seat concert hall forms the core of the building. In addition to the concert hall, there are six small halls ranging from 140–400 seats and the Sibelius Academy premises. The function and acoustics in each small hall has been designed to serve a different program: orchestra rehearsal, organ, chamber music, vocal music, black box, and lecture.

The Centre is owned jointly by the state of Finland, the City of Helsinki, and the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), and the main users of the centre are the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO), the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra(FRSO), and the Sibelius Academy.

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