Holland Performing Arts Center

Holland Performing Arts Center

Holland Performing Arts Center

Why the Holland Resonates on Multiple Levels

The Holland Performing Arts Center is a commanding symbol of Omaha's commitment to the performing arts and its ongoing cultural renaissance. The building is clad in zinc, copper and glass and is elevated above the ground plane. A glass clerestory fills the concert hall with natural light during the day and glows like an inviting beacon at night. The main concert hall is a contemporary interpretation of a shoebox hall. The narrow shape provides clarity and intimacy to the sound, allowing full, rich reverberation.

Flexible Design for Varied Programs

The hall was designed for varied programming; acoustic conditions were modified to suit different performance types and a series of moveable platforms carried on three stage lifts allows various types of presentations. The design was a collaboration between HDR and Polshek Partnership Architects. They were joined by acoustic consultants Kirkegaard Associates and theater consultants Fisher Dachs Associates.

Holland Performing Arts Center
Client
Omaha Performing Arts
Location

Omaha, NE
United States

Size
175,000 SF (16,258 m²)