How do you create an internationally renowned concert hall?

This is how...

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Sage Gateshead, the world-class music centre on the south bank of the River Tyne

The building was designed from the ground up with acoustics in mind, inspired by some of the world’s greatest concert venues

3D modelling was used extensively - far before BIM was standard practice

The three halls were designed as their own distinct structures, so no sound flows between them

And the main hall’s ceiling panels all move, to shape the room’s acoustics

The result is an award-winning venue, which has played a key role in the cultural regeneration of the region

The centre is a major educational resource, housing a music school and teaching facilities

With 30,000 children and 20,000 adults in its Creative Learning Programme

The building lies between the Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the perfect juxtaposition between Gateshead’s storied past and its bright future

“This stunning building continues to play a major role in helping to attract millions of pounds of investment to the Gateshead Quays area as part of our continuing re-imagining of Gateshead’s South Bank as the North East’s cultural powerhouse.”

Peter Udall, acting strategic director for Economy, Innovation and Growth, Gateshead Council

Sage Gateshead has become a renowned international music, event and conference centre. The pride of the North East

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