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Graudu Street, 27/29 (Liepāja)Concert Hall ”Great Amber” in the Evening Light
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Concert Hall ”Great Amber” at Night, Koncertzāle „Lielais dzintars”, Liepāja, Nakts foto

Concert Hall ”Great Amber” at Night

Code: V-976-21
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on September 26, 2021
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Concert Hall ”Great Amber” at Night

Code: V-976-21
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on September 26, 2021
FREE 1000 x 667 px
72 dpi
118 KB
L 6000 x 4000 px
50.8 x 33.87 cm / 300 dpi
15.9 MB

Contemporary architecture building in the colour of amber is none other than brand new concert hall in Liepaja.

Its main values are outstanding acoustics and multi functionality. The concert hall is a home for Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and Music high School.

Modern premises are perfectly suitable for high art and culture events, conferences and corporate activities. Groups are welcome to take a guided tour around the hall.

Radio iela 8, Liepāja, LV-3401
+371 63424555,

Monday - Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00

In the city of Liepāja, the dream of a grand concert hall of its own has been alive for almost a century. The dream materialized at the end of 2015. The new concert hall Great Amber is a regional centre of culture and events, home to the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Liepaja Music, Art and Design High School, as well as the concert hall’s manager and event producer - LLC Great Amber.

The concert hall Great Amber comprises eight stories and 14,126 m². It has three concert halls – the Great Hall with 1,000 seats, the Chamber Hall with 200 seats and the Experimental Stage with 120 seats, which are complemented by the Art Space Civita Nova on the 1st floor, the Hall of Mirrors on the 6th floor and the cafe and restaurant ČELLO.

At the basis of the architectural concept of the concert hall, created by the excellent Austrian architect Prof. Volker Giencke, lies amber – the symbol of Liepāja and the Baltic Sea, as well as the concert hall’s function as a cultural and arts centre. Thus, its architecture is a portrait of music, frozen in time and in amber.

Its acoustics have been created by world leaders in their fields – Prof. Karlheinz Müller of Müller BBM, Germany, and Prof. Christian Bartenbach of Bartenbach, Germany, respectively.The city of

Liepāja is like a lagoon, located between the Baltic Sea and the Liepāja lake. It is the third largest city in Latvia and its capital of music. Seems only natural that it now also has its own „Great Amber” concert hall.

The shape, unique interior and excellent acoustics of „Great Amber” permit to say that a visit to this centre of the culture of the Baltic Sea region will surely become an unforgettable experience!

The architectural idea of the concert hall „Great Amber” was created in 2003, when the concept of Prof. Volker Giencke won at the worldwide competition initiated by Imants Resnis, at the time – head of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, and organized by the Liepāja City Council and the Latvian Association of Architects.

A truly international team of Austrian, German and Latvian experts and an overall of 24 offices has worked on the project of the concert hall under the supervision of  „Volker Giencke & Company”.

2003 – worldwide competition of architectural concepts
2004 – adaptation project
2006 – design project
2008 – 2011 – technical project
1 August 2013 – the contract on construction and author’s supervision signed
4 October 2013 – beginning of construction
30 August 2014 – ridgepole celebrations, the constructino of „Great Amber“ reaches its highest peak – 30 metres.
12 August 2015 – the building is commissioned

Excellent acoustics and functionality for your planned event: for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, choir, pop music (with  sound systems), ballet and other performances as well as for congresses, conferences, etc. Maximum number of seats: 1000.

Excellent acoustics for chamber music concerts. Great functionality for seminars, lectures, banquets and corporate events. Area: 170 m2. Maximum number of seats: 200 (144 in the hall, 56 in the balcony).

Particularly suitable for theatre performances, conferences, seminars and corporate events. The hall has a panoramic view to the city. Area: 151.9 m2. Number of seats: 150 (placement of hall’s seats can be changed and adjusted to event’s objective).

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