JS Bach Music Hall

Zaha Hadid Fabric Installation

Project Outline

Zaha Hadid is one of the most extraordinary, innovative and creative designers to work with textile architecture. Each piece designed by her team is a head turning, award winning revelation. We have collaborated on a number of projects and each time our creativity in design and manufacture as well as the technical capabilities in the fabric are challenged to their very limits. The results are awe inspiring brilliance. 

JS Bach Music Hall

Project Outline

A single continuous tensile fabric ribbon swirling like an expanded snail shell fills one of the main rooms in the Manchester Art Gallery. Its fluid form creating layered spaces to cocoon both the performers and audience. Engineered with painstaking precision, the fabric was worked with innovative spigot and fabric zip details to create graceful curves. Acrylic acoustic reflectors hidden within the depth of the frame deliver fine-tuned sound quality that would promise Bach would fill every inch of that room.

 

Results

Created as a solo performance space for the Manchester International Festival, this architectural fabric structure is a stunning representation of our work together. 

Zaha Hadid Bach Music Hall fabric installation by Base Structures
Zaha Hadid Bach Music Hall fabric installation by Base Structures
Zaha Hadid Bach Music Hall fabric installation by Base Structures

Project Summary

Client
Manchester International Festival
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Date
2009
Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects
Fabric
Lycra
Product
Interior Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance