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Winspear Opera House – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Image credits:  1, 2, 3, 4

Building: Winspear Opera House
Location: 2106 Boll Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Architect: Foster + Partners (Spencer de Grey)
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Design Engineer: Buro Happold (Mike Cook)
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Acoustical Engineer: Sound Space Design
Construction: Linbeck
Completed 2009

AE Interests: Grand shading structure at entrance, aluminum cladding, red glass facade, 2,200 seat auditorium, acoustic isolation strategies, white gold-leaf balcony acoustic baffles, l.e.d. giant chandelier – retracts into ceiling.   `

Video of chandelier retracting into ceiling

UT tour Dallas
—-ea

Edited Oct2012 by GB.

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Written by Mark Rocha

September 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Built

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