Bechstein Hall, Londen

The long-established German piano manufacturer Carl Bechstein will return to Wigmore Street, London in 2024. The company opened its first Bechstein Hall at 36 Wigmore Street in 1901. The conversion of 18-22 Wigmore Street includes the new 100-seat Bechstein Hall, a two-storey showroom, a selection room for rental pianos, individual practice rooms and apartments for visiting musicians. Kahle Acoustics is providing acoustical design services for the Bechstein Hall.

Projectgegevens

Transformatie Bechstein Hall   www.bechstein.com

Locatie London, United Kingdom.

Bouwkosten £30 million (approximately 25 million €).

Periode Design: 2020-2021. Construction 2022-2024. Opening: 2024.

Opdrachtgever Carl Bechstein London Limited.

Architect(en) Purcell Architecture Ltd, London, United Kingdom   www.purcelluk.com

Interieurarchitect(en) Door Nineteen, London, United Kingdom   www.doornineteen.com

Theateradviseur(s) Stage Right Theatre Consultants, United Kingdom   www.srtcltd.co.uk

Bouwondernemer(s) Myco Ltd, United, London, United Kingdom   mycoltd.co.uk

Capaciteit 100-seat recital hall and recording/live-stream control room.

Gebruik The Bechstein Hall will host solo piano and chamber music concerts and will also be used as a venue for recording sessions. An acoustically treated control room is provided for recording sessions and live-streaming events.

Werkzaamheden Acoustic consulting and design, specification, construction supervision and commissioning services for the Bechstein Hall and control room. Building acoustics and room acoustics consultancy for the remaining areas by Sound Solutions Ltd, United Kingdom.

Adviseur(s) Evan Green, Kahle Acoustics.

1/2Bechstein HallRendering of the Bechstein Hall showing acoustically optimised ceiling and wall reflection surfaces. Foto © Doornineteen
2/2Bechstein HallThe original building façade of 18-22 Wigmore Street in 1893. The façade will be renovated and the historic proportions of the shop windows restored. Foto © Bechstein courtesy