The Penza Concert Hall for 1,600 seats, as well as the nearby new Philharmonic building, is part of the forming ensemble of the Arts Square. The KKZ building responds to this vast open space with the completed form of its volume, raised above street level and designed for viewing from all sides. Architects compare it to "an abstract sculpture of an urban scale."
The multifaceted facades of the building are effectively decorated with panels of dark mirrored glass and white lamellas with a stepped outline. The volume of the building is placed on a stylobate made of light stone. The auditorium is located on the second floor, so it forms a cantilever overhang above the main entrance. The resulting "funnel" immediately attracts attention.
The auditorium has the configuration of an amphitheater. The lobbies and foyer of all four floors are connected by an atrium; open staircases give it a special dynamism. The first level contains the entrance hall, wardrobes and bathrooms. On the second - the stage and the parterre part of the hall, the lobby of the second floor and the foyer, where exhibitions, master classes, creative evenings and presentations are held. Administrative, rehearsal and production facilities are spread over all four floors.