Kirishima International Concert Hall

The Kirishima International Concert Hall, mainly used for chamber music, is located in a fold of the foothills nearby the magnificent Kirishima mountain range. Its foyer is designed as part of a spatial sequence developed to maximize the views, creating a sense of expectation and festivity for the audience. The 800-seat main hall interior started as a shoebox form, and transformed to a leaf-shaped plan and bilge section to better diffuse and reflect sound. The result is the sensation of being fully surrounded by the performance.

Location: Aira-gun, Kagoshima, Japan
Completion Date: 1994
Building Type: Music Hall
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 2 Stories
Site Area: 44,800m²
Building Area: 3,190m²
Total Floor Area: 4,904m²
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Notes
Seats:Hall / 800-Seat
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Nikkei Architecture:1995.2.20, 1994.10.24
GA JAPAN:1994. No.11, 1992. No.2
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(1996)