Meet the Company That Builds Amphitheatres Entirely From Old Pianos

By Michael Vincent on January 16, 2023

Pianodrome
Image courtesy of Pianodrome

When you think about concert halls, you think of a building made of brick, concrete or steel, but how about pianos?

It looks like the world of concert venues is about to get a whole lot greener. A company in the UK called Pianodrome had found a unique way to repurpose old pianos that have been discarded in landfills.

Here’s the rundown:

  • They rescue pianos from landfills and give them a new lease on life by turning them into the world’s first functional concert venue made entirely from recycled pianos. .
  • Each piano is gutted for parts and used as materials to build the venue
  • The end result is a fully functioning concert venue that can be used for music performances, lectures, and even film screenings. The first opened in 2018, and received 18,000 visitors at the Royal Botanic Garden for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Win-win

Not only are they saving pianos from a fate worse than being stuck playing “Chopsticks” for the rest of eternity, but they’re also providing a sustainable solution for event spaces.

But let’s not forget the true star of the show here: the pianos themselves. These instruments have been around for centuries and have played a crucial role in music history. And now, they’re getting a chance to take center stage once again.

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