Musikzentrum Bochum

Het nieuwe muziekcentrum in Bochum, Duitsland, is gebouwd aan en gewikkeld rond de historische neogotische Marienkirche. Het centrum is nu o.a. de thuisbasis van de Bochumer Symphoniker.

Musikcentrum BochumOctober 2016, opening night of the 950-seat concert hall with the Bochumer Symphoniker conducted by Steven Sloane.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe stage accommodates a full symphony orchestra with choir on a low balcony for good connection between orchestra and choir. The choir balcony can also be used for audience seating.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe two balconies — curved at the back and the front, with broken angles at the sides — have slightly inclined balcony fronts that optimise early acoustic sound reflections to the audience and back to the musicians.
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Musikcentrum BochumAbove the choir balcony, detail of the broken angles at the sides of the slightly inclined balcony front that optimises early acoustic sound reflections to the audience and back to the musicians.
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Musikcentrum BochumFront balconies' detail with broken angles at the sides, with a slightly inclined front that optimises early acoustic sound reflections to the audience and back to the musicians. Use of removable acoustic absorbing curtains.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe slightly inclined lateral stage wall, balcony soffits and canopy provide optimised acoustic reflections back to the musicians for excellent on-stage hearing conditions.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe stage accommodates a full symphony orchestra with choir on a low balcony for good connection between orchestra and choir. The choir balcony can also be used for audience seating.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe upstage wall is an open surface made of wooden slats, behind which a sound absorbing curtain can be installed in order to adjust orchestral balance.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe concert hall – viewed here from the choir balcony behind the stage – provides great proximity and musical connection between the musicians and last rows of audience.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe canopy, curved in both directions, is acoustically optimised to provide beneficial reflections back to the musicians and to the audience in the stalls. It is installed beneath the sound-transparent ceiling of the new concert hall.
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Musikcentrum BochumDetail of the sound-transparent ceiling with absorbing acoustic curtains.
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Musikcentrum BochumAt the intersection between the new concert hall and the multifunctional hall, the renovated church is the heart of the music centre and is now used as the foyer and for events.
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Musikcentrum BochumThe new music centre maintains the architectural presence of St. Mary's church. The audience enters the building through the church now used as foyer. The historic walls of the church are still visible inside the new building.
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Projectgegevens

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Locatie   Bochum, Duitsland.

Bouwkosten   33 miljoen €.

Periode   Wedstrijd: 2012. Bouw: 2013-2015. Opening: October 2016.

Opdrachtgever   Stad Bochum, Duitsland.

Architect(en)   Bez + Kock Architekten, Stuttgart, Duitsland.

Theateradviseur(s)   dUCKS Scéno, Lyons, Frankrijk.

Capaciteit   Concertzaal met 950 zitplaatsen voor de Bochumer Symphoniker, een polyvalent auditorium met 200 tot 400 zitplaatsen voor de muziekschool, en een polyvalent foyer in een bestaande kerk.

Gebruik   Zaal voor de Bochumer Symphoniker, verschillende ensembles van de muziekschool, gastorkesten, recitals, festivals, etc.

Werkzaamheden   Akoestische consulting en theaterplanning in samenwerking met Müller-BBM München en dUCKS Scéno, Lyons, Frankrijk.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Juan Óscar García Gómez, Thomas Wulfrank, Johan Brulez, Kahle Acoustics; Eckard Mommertz, Wolfgang Drescher, Müller-BBM; Frans Swarte, Ducks Scéno.

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