The SSE Hydro

Foster & Partners

A highly-flexible indoor entertainments venue on the Clyde, The Hydro has a 12,500-capacity arena, providing a combination of fixed, retractable and removable seating to enable a range of different staging and concert layouts.

The building’s form is generated from the inside-out by the seating, which wraps around the stage above ground level and rises toward the front, optimising the viewing angle for the audience. The roof canopy follows this distinctive angled profile, rising away from the main road to the rear to reveal a dramatic 40-metre- high elevation. Clad in translucent ETFE panels, the facade is illuminated to make the building glow at night.

Location

GLASGOW
United Kingdom

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Client

SECC

Completed

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Contract Value

£ 125 M