Le Baixu, Tour & Taxis, Brussels

“Le Baixu”, meaning “beautiful” in the language of the Pataxos Indians form Bahia in Brazil, is an intimate concert venue in a converted cellar. It lies is in the heart of a former railway industrial site in Brussels, now rehabilitated in a working and cultural epicentre. It also is the name of the association that wishes to offer artists and small music groups a human scale and cosy venue to perform in. The venue holds concerts of classical music, jazz, world-music along with exhibitions, screenings and lectures.

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Le Baixu, Tour & Taxis   www.lebaixu.be

Location Brussels, Belgium.

Project Cost n/a.

Time Frame January-September 2022.

Owner Le Baixu asbl, Tour & Taxis, Brussels.

Architect(s) n/a.

Seat Count Venue from an 80-seat capacity to a 120-standing audience for both amplified and non-amplified music concerts. Total area: 150 m².

Uses Classical music concerts, jazz concerts, world-music concerts, exhibitions, screenings and lectures.

Services Acoustic concept of the hall including construction supervision and post-opening services and excluding building isolation and noise and vibrations.

Team Vincent Berrier, Kahle Acoustics.

1/4Le BaixuLe Baixu with its exposed stoned-walls and acoustic curtains here displayed on the rear back wall of the venue. Photo © Bernard Coutant pour Le Baixu
2/4Le BaixuEntrance through the basement in Le Baixu with an 80 to 120-audience members' capacity. Photo © Bernard Coutant pour Le Baixu
3/4Le BaixuEntrance through the basement in Le Baixu with an 80 to 120-audience members' capacity. Photo © Bernard Coutant pour Le Baixu
4/4Le BaixuMobile wall panels for low-frequency absorption (on the left) and broadband absorption (on the right) to support variable acoustics of the venue Le Baixu. Photo © Kahle Acoustics