The History Of The Sage In Gateshead.

Sage Gateshead was developed by Foster and Partners following an architectural design competition launched in 1997 and managed by RIBA Competitions. Over 100 architects registered their interest and 12 – a mixture of local, national and international talent – were invited to prepare concept designs.

Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in North East England. It opened in 2004 and is occupied by North Music Trust.

The venue is part of the Gateshead Quays development, which also includes the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Planning for the centre began in the early 1990s, when the orchestra of Sage Gateshead, Royal Northern Sinfonia, with encouragement from Northern Arts, began working on plans for a new concert hall. They were soon joined by regional folk music development agency Folkworks,[2] which ensured that the needs of the region’s traditional music were taken into consideration and represented in Sage Gateshead’s programme of concerts, alongside Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, classicaljazzacousticindiecountry and world, Practice spaces for professional musicians, students and amateurs were an important part of the provision.

The planning and construction process cost over £70 million, which was raised primarily through National Lottery grants. The contractor was Laing O’Rourke. The centre has a range of patrons, notably Sage Group which contributed a large sum of money to have the building named after it. Sage plc has helped support the charitable activities of Sage Gateshead since its conception. The venue opened over the weekend 17–19 December 2004.

Sage Gateshead was developed by Foster and Partners following an architectural design competition launched in 1997 and managed by RIBA Competitions. Over 100 architects registered their interest and 12 – a mixture of local, national and international talent – were invited to prepare concept designs. A shortlist of six was then interviewed with Foster and Partners unanimously selected as the winner. The Design has gone on to win a number of awards: the RIBA Inclusive Design Award, Civic Trust Award and The Journal North East Landmark of the Year Award.

As a conference venue, the building hosted the Labour Party’s Spring conference in February 2005 and the Liberal Democrat Party conference in March 2012. On 18 August 2009, Sage Gateshead was selected to host the 2010 and 2011 National Union of Students annual conference. The 2010 Annual Conference took place 13–15 April 2010.

The centre occupies a curved glass and stainless steel building designed by Foster and PartnersBuro Happold (structural engineering), Mott MacDonald (engineering consultants) and Arup (acoustics), with views of Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides, the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Sage Gateshead contains three performance spaces; a 1,700-seater, a 450-seater, and a smaller rehearsal and performance hall, the Northern Rock Foundation Hall. The rest of the building was designed around these three spaces to allow for maximum attention to detail in their acoustic properties. Structurally it is three separate buildings, insulated from each other to prevent noise and vibration travelling between them. The gaps between them may be seen as one walks around inside. A special ‘spongy’ concrete mix was used in the construction, with a higher-than-usual air capacity to improve the acoustic. These three buildings are enclosed (but not touched) by the now-famous glass and steel shell. Sage One was intended as an acoustically perfect space, modelled on the Musikverein in Vienna. Its ceiling panels may be raised and lowered and curtains drawn across the ribbed wooden side walls, changing the sound profile of the room to suit any type of music. Sage Two is a smaller venue, possibly the world’s only ten-sided performance space.

The building is open to the public throughout the day.


Mayne Double Decker Buses In 2000.

These were the buses that came out in March 2000 the light red and white bus came out on March 5th 2000 when I was thirteen when I was in year eight at Southlands School when I was in my second year at Southlands when I was younger. There were the new designed buses back then in those days in the early 2000s the name of the bus was a Mayne Easy Access Bus for all public and other people.

London In The 1960,s

These are another two photos of London from the 1960,s from years before I was born. This is what London use to look like back then in those days in the 60,s. These were the really old fashioned buses cars roads and traffic from back then in those days and this is how busy London and the traffic in London was still like back then. Sometimes the same as it is now because of how busy it gets and on the other picture is a nice big view of how London still looked like back then from a different view.

Big Ben In London In The 1960,s

This is what London and Big Ben was like in the 60,s years before I was born. A lot different then how it looks now London looks a lot different but Big Ben I think just looks the same. The old fashioned cars drove around London in those days to London looks just as busy then the same as it dose now but has a lot of very old cars and double decker buses driving around back then to.