This project by Rem Koolhaas received only rave reviews from critics, who rushed to name the construction as one of the most important buildings of this type, built in the 20th century. It is located on the border of the city center and the workers' quarter and should become, according to the authorities, the same center of attraction for tourists as the Guggenheim Gehry in Bilbao. The project is based on another work of Koolhaas - a residential building for a private Dutch customer, which remained unrealized.
The core of the building's interior space is actually a hall for 1,300 seats, while the foyer and rehearsal and administrative rooms are arranged on a leftover basis.
The multifaceted concrete volume is placed on a pink travertine surface imitating a kind of carpet, under which are hidden a cafe, an entrance to an underground garage, a bus stop, and so on.
Once inside, the visitor finds himself in an unusual space with many unexpected turns and angles. As for the auditorium itself, in the interests of acoustics, it is designed in the form of a traditional parallelepiped. Its walls are clad in plywood with a rough texture, decorated with gold leaf. Through the openings of the walls, the visitor can see people sitting in the bars and VIP-halls of the House of Music. The two opposite walls of the hall are formed by huge corrugated glass windows, through which blurry and distorted views of the city blocks around the building appear.