Auditoria and Performance Spaces
A building is essentially a skin to encapsulate a controllable environment. The internal environment of concert halls/theatres places the highest demands on their buildings, having to provide a wide range of thermal conditions and ventilation scenarios, whilst maintaining the correct acoustic for the planned uses. Historically, music was composed to suit the venue in which it was to be performed. These days, the building is designed to suit intended music, often a range of music and often under very flexible layouts. No other type of project demands closer co-ordination between the architect and structural, building services and acoustic engineering disciplines.
Our consulting staff are highly conversant with the design of buildings ranging from community halls to large lecture theatres and performance spaces and the liaison necessary with the design team to ensure a successful outcome.