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Uppsala – Don’t shoot the piano player

Hereby two pictures of the Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall (in Swedish: Uppsala Konsert & Kongress)
I see that nobody else here has posted a picture before of this beautiful building from the Danish architect firm Henning Larsen Tegnestue.
Uppsala has opened this wonderful concert and congress hall in September 2007.

Why this title? Although the following websites don’t make a comparison with the keys of a piano, that was my first thought when seeing this building.

Information from

The vertical split (see the picture in the workshop) in the building provides the audience with access from two sides – from the old, historical town and from the modern and vibrant Vaksala Plaza. Through the horizontal split at the top are views of Uppsala’s characteristic skyline, which is dominated by castle, cathedral and library.

The concert and congress hall’s 14,600 m2 are laid out on eight floors including the basement. The concert hall comprises exhibition areas and three halls, of which the largest with 1150 seats is designed for symphonic music.

Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall appears as a modern and dynamic landmark for the city in an elegant interplay with the existing historical buildings. Since the inauguration in 2007 the concert hall has become a significant and unifying element in the city, and as an open house that welcomes new experiences and extends the city centre, the building was awarded Stadsmiljöpriset (urban environment award) in 2008.

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