The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located in Downtown Los Angeles, California. It was built between 1999 and 2003 with a total cost of $130 million. The hall seats 2,265 people and it is a part of the Los Angeles Music Center. It is used for many musical events and it is the home of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. The Walt Disney Concert Hall has one of the most unique designs of any concert hall in the world. If you want to know who designed it, keep reading to find out.
Who designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall?
The Walt Disney Concert Hall was designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. Like most of his signature designs the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a unique design that is highly recognizable. The auditorium itself has been designed to look and feel like a ship’s hull. He completed the designs in 1991 and the year later construction began on the underground car park. The concert hall itself had some funding problems and construction didn’t begin until 1999.
The acoustics of the hall were designed by Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. Toyota has designed acoustics for over 50 different projects around the world. The acoustics of the Walt Disney Concert Hall have been widely praised since the hall opened in 2003.
Did you know?
The initial funds for the concert hall came from Lillian Disney, who was the wife of the late Walt Disney. The concert hall is named in honor of him.