The New World Symphony in Miami is a concert hall and music school designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The project also included green space and parking space constructed by the City of Miami Beach, adjacent to the campus.
The New World Symphony project included a variety of seating (max. 700 seat), recording/webcast/performance space with 360 degree projection capability, a digital music library, 26 individual rehearsal rooms, six ensemble rehearsal rooms and a multi-purpose room, all outfitted with internet technology for long distance learning, artist suites, fellow changing rooms, administrative offices and over 100 instrument lockers. The project also includes the addition of a two-acre public park and a 600-plus space public parking garage, both constructed by the City of Miami Beach, adjacent to the campus.
The project’s 2,824 tons of steel shop detailing for fabrication was commissioned to DBM Vircon. A 3D model was built by the architect Gehry Partners LLP that included all other disciplines to ensure accurate integration of all disciplines involved. That model was then passed on to DBM Vircon where it was imported into Tekla 3D modeling system to produce a 3D model where connections etc. could be added. This meant the complex curved pipe elements of the project could be done with accuracy. The project required the creation of approximately 4,638 assembly drawings and mark plans, 1,096 wrap template drawings for the cutting of complex curved element pipe ends, 7,153 various fitting drawings and took sixteen months to complete.