Waterfront Hall is concert hall and exhibition centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A Concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area - Total Ranked 4th...
The hall is located in the Lanyon Place, the flagship development of the Laganside Corporation. The development is named after the architect Charles Lanyon. Planning for the building began 1989, with the hall being completed in 1997 for the sum of £32 million. The main circular Auditorium seats 2,241 and is based on the Berlin Philharmonic Hall designed by Hans Scharoun. However the flexible design of the Auditorium allows the stalls seating to be moved to create a larger arena. The smaller adjoining Studio seats 380. The dome of the building is coated in copper. This is so the exterior will eventually turn green and reflect the dome of Belfast City Hall and other Victorian buildings in the city centre. The building also contains bars and a restaurant. It was designed by local architecture firm Robinson McIlwaine. The Laganside Corporation is a public body formed by the Laganside Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 with the goal of regenerating large sections of land in Greater Belfast, Northern Ireland adjacent to the River Lagan. ... Portrait of Charles Lanyon Sir Charles Lanyon (1813 to 1889) was an English architect of the 19th Century. ... Berlin Philharmonic Hans Bernhard Scharoun (born September 20, 1893 Bremen, Germany - November 25, 1972 Berlin, Germany), was a German architect best known for designing the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall and the Schminke House in Loebau/Saxony. ... Belfast City Hall - Under Construction Belfast City Hall is the civic building of the Belfast City Council. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... History Belfast City Centre was originally centred around the Donegall Street area. ...
In 2002 the hall was voted the second best conference centre in the world in the Apex Awards. A 2006 Socio-Economic Impact Study commissioned by Belfast City Council found that the hall had generated £10 for the city for every £1 spent on operational costs. Belfast City Council is the largest local council serving the largest city in Northern Ireland which has a population of 277,391. ...
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