IMPACT Scotland: Announcing the winner

Edinburgh's new world-class concert hall moves a step closer...

The project to create Edinburgh’s first new performance building in 100 years is gathering pace following the appointment of an architect-led design team.

As a result of a Colander run competition, the task of designing the 1,000-seat auditorium, which will rival the best in Europe for acoustics and audience experience, has been given to David Chipperfield Architects. 

This award-winning international team is best known for the acclaimed Neues Museum restoration in Berlin and is currently transforming the Royal Academy in London; past design commissions include the BBC Scotland HQ at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, and the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.

The new auditorium, to be built to the highest standards in the heart of the city, will be a thrilling home for all kinds of musical performance – from orchestral to jazz and folk – welcoming chamber groups, soloists, choirs and dance ensembles. The design will reflect this versatility and provide an exciting new hub for Edinburgh in a world-class hall situated immediately behind the historic Dundas House at 36 St Andrew Square.

It has been a pleasure working with everyone on this lovely project and we would like to wish our client IMPACT Scotland and the winning architect much success moving forward.

Visit the competition webpage for further details.