Kauffman Centre for the Performing Arts, Kansas City

For an architectural photograapher, stumbling upon this building in Kansas City was like finding a gold nugget.  What an amazing structure.

Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the building’s most distinctive features are the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall and the Brandmeyer Great Hall, its acoustical design and accessibility.

We made two visits, the first to capture exterior photos and the second to see if we could go inside.  Luckily there was a tour in progress and we were graciously allowed to join.

 The main feature of this building would be all the angles and the glass.

    – nearly 285,000-square-foot facility with two main performance halls

– Exterior surfaces include glass, pre-cast concrete and bead-blasted stainless steel

– 27 cables are anchored by the weight of the pre-cast walls and hold up the glass in the lobby

These are just a few of the photos I took of this very contemporary building which opened in September of 2011.

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