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Music and architecture tackle sustainability

Music and architecture tackle sustainability

March 24, 2014
British Columbia

"On March 22, Sound Space Architecture brought together some of the city’s finest musicians and composers to celebrate CIRS’s great acoustics and give the audience a unique experience of this vertical concert hall....

CIRS (pronounced “Sears” although all similarities end there) was designed as a research centre featuring cutting edge technology to show, at least architecturally, how we can learn to live lightly on the earth. The facility features a solar energy system, a waste/heat recovery system, a ground source heating system, an on-site waste-water treatment system, and even a curious onlooker touring system to show the public how it’s all done. Inviting Vancouver New Music to perform in its four-storey atrium is probably part of the latter system (unless of course CIRS has figured out how to convert curiosity into energy), and with its brilliant acoustics, it's also a marvellous play on sustainability...."

Read the full review by Jason Hall here.