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David Chipperfield Architects Berlin is one of five prize-winners in the international competition to design a new concert hall in Munich. The organisers will now hold further discussions with all five design teams.

Planned to be a venue for the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the main hall will seat 1,800 people while a smaller auditorium will seat 600.

The proposed solitary building appears as a ziggurat in form. The smaller auditorium can be found at the top with the larger one below. In the main hall the audience is seated on a continuous spiralling ramp overlooking the performers echoing the external staircase that wraps around the filigree building made of slender concrete columns.