The iconic Concert Hall reopened to the public on Wednesday, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra marking its return alongside new chief conductor, Simone Young.
This once-in-a-generation renewal combines respect for heritage with cutting-edge staging and theatre systems, improved acoustics for artists and audiences and enhanced access for people with mobility needs.
To realise the new designs, the Taylor team installed 174 tonnes of new structural steel (equal to more than 100 cars), placed 720 tonnes of new reinforced concrete and laid 300 kilometres of cable. This included 44 tonnes of hot pink steel to mark the difference between primary and secondary steel.
“We feel quite honoured that we’ve been selected to work on this project and contribute to the history of it,” said Adam Vassallo Project Manager.
Taylor is thrilled to have played a part in the delivery of this treasured performance space – many thanks to Team Taylor and our subcontractors for the care and attention taken to protect this architectural icon.
For more information on the Concert Hall opening, please visit this website.