miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011
THE NEW TOURISM 12.- ESCOCIA NO SE CRUZA DE BRAZOS, APUESTA POR LA CULTURA
Foster and Partners are designing this £50m concert arena at Glasgow's SECC, Scotland. The 12,500-seater Glasgow arena is the first major development of the QD2 project, created as a national arena for Scotland and designed to be among the finest entertainments venues in Europe.
The new Glasgow Arena will be situated to east of the existing SECC complex. Seating for events will be in a mix of fixed, tiered seats and flexible demountable seating systems.
* Glasgow Arena images © Foster + Partners
Whilst the Scottish National Arena will focus primarily on entertainments events, its flexibility will enable it to stage large and small concerts, children's shows, ice shows and sporting and other spectator events. It will offer the public an enhanced entertainments experience; there will be a wide range of food and drink outlets throughout the arena to keep queuing times to a minimum as well as a number of private boxes that can each accommodate up to 12 people who can wine and dine in comfort before and after a concert or event at the SECC.
The Glasgow Arena core business will come from the transferral of concerts and events from the original SECC halls. Crucially, it will free up Hall 4 for conference and exhibition purposes and in particular, bring to an end the costly and time-consuming process of building and dismantling temporary seating for events, which effectively lost SECC Glasgow 70 days in Hall 4 in 2002/2003.
Is Scotland's largest concert hall with the capacity to stage concerts / events of up to 10,000, but it is essentially an exhibition hall successfully adapted to take concerts, its multi-purpose nature having drawbacks.