GDSNY worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind on the Malmo Concert Hall. Michael Kirchmann of GDS, Nils Folke Anderson and modern dance choreographer, Merce Cunningham collaborated to produce a Masterplan of 16 site-specific curated art pieces. GDS Development Principles were also formerly on the development team.
The city of Malmo has the aspiration to create a high-quality combined centre for concerts, conferences/meetings and hotel. The centre will, together with the connecting parts of the city, create a complex with character and become one of the city’s top attractions of national as well as international importance. The centre will boost the profile of Malmo as an attractive and sustainable city with high consciousness of the importance of the city environment, culture and tourism. The design creates brand buildings, sustainable and of top quality, living up to the expectations on an up-to-date conference centre with hotel and a modern concert hall with various musical events and where both functions offer stimulating public space.
GDSNY worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind on the design for the Malmo Concert Hall. GDSNY primary role was development advisory as well as art production and installation. Michael Kirchmann of GDSNY, Nils Folke Anderson and modern dance choreographer, Merce Cunningham collaborated to produce a Masterplan of 16 site specific curated art pieces. Each sculpture is made of nine linked square frames, each one identical to the other in size, shape, and material. Like a group of dancers spread throughout the entire site, each sculpture will have a unique configuration made in response to the particular location in which it stands, like bodies assuming different postures and positions as they move through the plazas and parks between the buildings, in response to the different topographies encountered along the way. And like dancers, each of the sculptures responds specifically to location and gravity. As a group they will fill the entire space with the energy and movement of performance.
Pedestrians, motorists, and visitors to the Malmö Concert Hall will see the sculptures from many vantage points, including from across the Canal, along the Promenade, in the Park and Plaza, and along every street bordering the Malmö Concert Hall. Indeed, the sculptures themselves present numerous framings to the viewer, through which the entire site and the surrounding city can be seen anew.