Edinburgh concert hall shortlist

Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the open competition to design a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The new concert hall is to be located within Edinburgh’s Unesco-listed city centre.

The contest, organised by Colander for the International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust, seeks to create ‘a design-led team that can conceive and deliver a stunning design for a new, world-class concert venue’. The project aims to give a permanent home to the orchestra and for the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Allies and Morrison team includes acousticians Charcoalblue, lighting designers Speirs + Major, landscape architects Harrison Stevens and engineers Buro Happold.