Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague

This temporary performance hall is nestled along the dunes, just outside the city. Since 2015 and till the achievement of the new theatre in the center of The Hague, the Zuiderstrandtheater hosts the Residentie Orkest — the philharmonic orchestra of The Hague — and the Nederlands Danstheater.

Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueAcoustic tests with viola to assess the tilting
of the acoustic wood panels placed above the stage.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueThe temporary 1 000-seat auditorium with its variable acoustics
integrated into the side panels made of plywood.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueVariable acoustics integration within the side panels
of the temporary auditorium.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueGrid above stage with flexible acoustic panels.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueRehearsal room before acoustic intervention.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueRehearsal room with flexible acoustic wood panels
and acoustic curtains.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueDetail of the acoustic elements (flexible acoustic
wood panels and acoustic curtains) displayed
against the walls of the rehearsal room.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueExternal view of the temporary residency
for the Netherlands Danstheater and Residentie Orkest.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueThe Residentie Orkest in the temporary rehearsal room.
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Zuiderstrandtheater, The HagueThe Residentie Orkest on the Zuiderstrandtheater stage.
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Information Sheet

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Location   Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands.

Project Cost   14 million €.

Time Frame   Design: 2013. Construction: 2013-2014. Opening: October 2014.

Owner   City of The Hague.

Architect(s)   Thijs Mauve Architect, and Jochem Groenland Architect, Netherlands.

Theatre Planner(s)   PB Theateradviseurs, Netherlands.

Seat Count   A 1 000-seat auditorium, a 500 m² black box and 5 foyers (from 125 to 400 m²). Total area 5 200 m².

Uses   The temporary theatre hosts symphonic music performances, as well as dance, opera, theatre, amplified music shows and congresses.

Services   Room acoustics and variable acoustics for the theatre and the rehearsal room.

Team   Cees Mulder, Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics.

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