‘A rock’ – concert hall in Torun by Fernando Menis

‘Medieval and modernism meets in a concert hall’ About the building: The small height allowed the building to blend with the neighborhood and the site, the visual effect achieved is that of a natural object, a rock. The interior is marked by the presence of the red brick, crashed and melted into concrete. Brick is on nearly all the façades of the historic center. The exterior is made of almost white concrete. As the concrete shell is cut and carved away, shades of red appear as the lining in its holes. The building’s use of material is a reinterpretation of the traditional use of brick, establishing a parallel between the tectonics of the city and the location of the plot. The interplay of colors, red and white, emphasizes the dichotomy between the modern and historic architecture.