London's New Immersive Concert Hall: A Venue For The Future

Partner Programme

21 Sept 2023

Architecture / Landscape, Other

World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens

3 Ponton Road


SW11 7BD

A unique presentation by World Heart Beat for London Design Festival, charting the journey of building a creative hub, including a boutique public concert hall (the first in London since 2008), music education centre and industry standard recording studio, from concept to creation.

World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens presents an unmissable glimpse into its state-of-the-art building and it's immersive acoustic technology - D&B soundscape. With technology not seen yet in Europe, D&B soundscape provides an unparalleled audience experience and a distinctive asset to the London arts ecology. The event will comprise presentations from World Heart Beat's founder and directors, the chief Architect of the project, Rory Aitkenhead ARB RIBA, director of architectural practice ra, and the sound system creator; the world-leading D&B audiotechnik (as used by Brian Eno and Björk). 2.30pm Presentation from World Heart Beat, the concept, the story, the journey of creating a music venue 2.45pm Presentation from the architect Rory Aitkenhead 3.00pm Presentation of the Immersive audio D&B 3.15pm A performance using D&B soundscape installation 3.30pm Drinks reception and tours, networking 5pm Event ends