Friday, 13 May 2011

Modern surroundings for classical music

For some reason the post I did yesterday seems to have totally vanished into thin air..... So I'll try and do it again!

Ok, so it's not the Sydney Opera House but the Auditoruim (Auditoria de Tenerife) in Santa Cruz is major tourist attraction. Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, construction started in 1997 and was completed in 2003. Set away from the town centre, next to the dock area, it stands majestically on the coast with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. It is now the home of the Tenerife Philharmonic Orchestra.

Auditorio de Tenerife






I think that it fits perfectly into its surroundings. From a certain angles it looks like an ocean liner and the 'wing' over the top of the building reminds me of waves crashing onto the shore. I suppose that that is the good thing about modern art and architecture, it is open to interpretation and the imagination of the observer. What do you see?

Hasta pronto!

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