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Buddy Holly Hall Wins 2022 International Architecture Awards in Museums and Cultural Buildings

Synergi's project, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences has been named a 2022 winner of the prestigious International Architecture Awards, in the category of Museums and Cultural Buildings.

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences has been named a 2022 winner of the prestigious International Architecture Awards, in the category of Museums and Cultural Buildings, by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies!

Built to honor and continue the legacy of pioneering musician and Lubbock, TX-native Buddy Holly, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science seeks to revolutionize performing arts, entertainment, and education. The 220,000 square foot campus features a main theater, a studio theater, event space, dining options, and a ballet academy – all under one roof.

 

The multi-purpose nature of the venue caters to audiences of all varieties and allows everyone, from opera-goers to jazz aficionados, to feel welcome and comfortable. Both theaters feature an NC-15 acoustic rating to allow renowned and emerging artists the opportunity to perform in a space with world-class sound.

 

Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President/CEO of The Chicago Athenaeum, said that this year’s winning projects “display extraordinary attention to their environment and local cultures, inclusive design, and sustainable solutions.” This year’s selection placed a high priority on sustainability, restoration, and environmentally friendly design. It is indeed a great moment when a recognition as important as this helps to bring attention to the remote corners of our incredibly connected but unknowing world, often projects that are born out of scarce resources, and projects for the care of people and communities destined to live in the fragile environment of a climate in flux. Here we have the opportunity to discover the world’s best new buildings and to celebrate the value of architecture to communities worldwide,” continues Narkiewicz-Laine.

An international jury composed of distinguished designers including Alberto Alessi (Alessi S.p.A.); Fluvio Manzoni (Senior VP of Ferrari Design, Ferrari S.p.A.); Mauro Porcini (Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo., Inc.); and Damian Mycroft (Design Director, Coca-Cola Company), selected over 150 submissions from a shortlist of more than 650 projects across 48 countries, recognizing the most remarkable and inspirational buildings of the year, setting a global standard for architectural achievement worldwide.

Read the full press release here.

 

Check out the project here.

Posted by Theresa Admiraal on September 20th, 2022

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