Skip to content

Following an international two-stage competition, a team led by David Chipperfield Architects' London office has been selected by the International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust (IMPACT Scotland) to design a new 1,000-seat concert venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.

The venue will serve as a permanent home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and provide a new space for a range of musical performances much needed in a city which hosts the world’s largest arts festival. In addition to the main hall, the programme includes a smaller studio, educational facilities and an open, public lobby.

Together with Arup, WME, Theatre Projects and Gross Max, we aim to develop a design that sensitively integrates into the New Town and we look forward to working closely with the acoustician Nagata to create excellent performance spaces.