• LocationGateshead, United Kingdom
  • Completion2004
  • ClientMetropolitan Borough Council of Gateshead
  • ArchitectFoster + Partners
  • EngineerBuro Happold
  • Main contractorLaing O'Rourke

The building’s dramatic, shell-like form encloses three main performance spaces. The project took ten years of planning and has received worldwide attention. Foster + Partners were appointed after an international competition. The centre was designed after extensive consultation with users, audiences, artists and musicians.