The Sage Gateshead is a spectacular landmark building on Gateshead Quays at the heart of a cultural regeneration. Built, owned and delivered by Gateshead Council, The Sage Gateshead was winner of the 2004 Robert Stephenson Award for concept & design.
The Sage Gateshead provides world-class facilities for acoustic music on a prime riverside location overlooking the famous Tyne Bridge. The £70 million project has been designed by internationally renowned architects Foster and Partners and is their first concert hall. It is seven buildings in one, designed from the inside out and then clothed by a spectacular curved roof. A glass fronted public concourse and foyer links all the areas - offering spectacular views across the River Tyne. Architectural glass artist Kate Maestri has designed a striking glass ballustrade running along the concourse of the building.
A £70m project, The Sage Gateshead, provides unrivalled facilities for people of all ages to make music, hear music and learn music. A glass fronted public concourse and foyers links all the areas - offering spectacular views across the River Tyne. Housing a 1,650-seat concert hall, designed for acoustic superiority, it is the permanent home for the Northern Sinfonia classical orchestra and Folkworks - the folk and dance organisation.
In June 2005, The Sage Gateshead beat off stiff competition to be crowned the Best Public Sector Funded Leisure Development in the UK . The award was part of the Retail & Leisure Property Awards, which celebrates the best new leisure and retail developments each year and the best performing companies.
Last updated: 03 July 2008