I like the sleek exterior and modern interior of this concert hall in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. This is Jan Kaplicky's final project. The founder of the avant-garde architecture firm, Future Systems, past away last week at age 71.
The building features a shiny, dark, undulating roof that is shaped like a sting ray. Inside, the unique design features two concert halls—a philharmonic hall and a chamber music hall that will seat 1000 and 400 people respectively. It will also feature a window behind the musicians that will allow concert-goers to take in views of the park outside. Construction of the concert hall is due to start in 2010 and will open in 2013.