1. It has a wraparound lobby that doubles as an atrium, filled with light.
2. The concert hall is circled by 10 white "sails" of fiber-reinforced concrete, which stretch to a height of about 40 feet and can function as video screens. An acoustical cloud hovers 47 feet over the stage.
3. With nary a straight line in it, the hall feels like it's in motion. The detailing in the seats, as well as the curling wooden walls and ceiling, all echo the shape of a sine wave.
4. The 3,200-square-foot stage is made of unvarnished Alaskan cedar. It's easily scratched and about as soft as balsa wood -- but has special acoustical qualities. It's been said to vibrate like the back of a violin.
5. The hall's natural