Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels
Les Ateliers Claus are an independent cultural venue dedicated to music and the arts, and act as a creative hub. As their premises are located in a densely populated urban area, our assignment involved handling sound insulation of the building, limiting noise nuisance and complying with current regulations by means of suitable acoustic treatments. The main purpose was to ensure the success of musical events while preserving the neighbourhood.
Renovation Les Ateliers Claus lesateliersclaus.com
Location Brussels, Belgium.
Project Cost 1.6 million €.
Time Frame Design: 2010. Construction: 2011-2013. Opening: May 2013.
Owner vzw/asbl Les Ateliers Claus.
Architect(s) Ouest Architecture, Brussels, Belgium www.ouest.be
Seat Count Two performance halls, one on the ground floor and the other a “box in the box” type hall on the 1st floor can both accommodate recordings and audience; a bar, three artists' accommodation or residencies and dressing rooms. Total area: 950 m².
Uses Concerts, artists' residency, workshops, public presentations, jam sessions, recordings, mainly centered on alternative/avant-garde music.
Services Acoustical consulting and design services for the entire project from concept to post-opening services and including building isolation (densely populated urban area) and the internal acoustic performance of concert venues open to the public and requiring control of internal noise sources.
Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Kahle Acoustics.