TORONTO’S DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS WILL BUILD ‘BUDDY HOLLY HALL’ IN TEXAS – “OH BOY!”

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Come this fall construction will start on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts in LUBBOCK, Texas. The rock-and-roll musician was top of the pops in the fifties before he was killed in a plane crash in 1959, aged only 23.  The structure will contain a 2,200-seat theatre, an additional 400-seat auditorium, a 5,000-square-foot multi-purpose room and a 22,000-square-foot dance centre.

A replica of a 200-foot telecommunications tower – a light sculpture – will act as a beacon for the centre.

buddyholly1The project is being privately funded to the tune of $125-million<RENDERINGS ABOVE – Cicada Design Inc.>

buddyholly2Diamond Scmitt Architects have considerable experience in the theatre business. The company designed and built TORONTO’s Opera House in the Four Seasons Centre (home to the National Ballet of Canada & the Canadian Opera Company, as well as MONTREAL’s Maison Symphonique (home base for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra).

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  <Photo above – TORONTO’s Opera House in the Four Seasons Centre by Diamond Schmitt>

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