ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough
jan 10, 2013
ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough


‘bing concert hall at stanford university’ by ennead architects, california, united states
image © ennead architects

 

filmed using a remote control quadcopter, this video provides a preview of the new bing concert hall, opening january 11 at stanford university.
designed by richard olcott of ennead architects, bing concert hall exemplifies the seamless integration of architecture, acoustics and technology
with the goal of transforming the practice, study and experience of the performing arts at stanford. nestled within a 12-inch-thick concrete enclosure,
the hall is acoustically isolated from exterior sounds. the oval-shaped room is designed for optimal acoustics from every seat in the house, with the
furthest seat only seventy-five feet from the conductor. the vineyard style configuration, whose terraced seating sections ring the stage, creates an
intimate concert experience, a warm and rich environment for audience and performers. low walls embracing each seating section are angled and
articulated with beech wood, whose specific density and textured surface strategically reflect and disperse sound. the stage has six moving platforms
and is built of yellow alaskan cedar selected for its softness and acoustical properties. above, the double curved ceiling cloud provides acoustic reflection
and houses a majority of the technical lighting, rigging and sound support equipment. . in keeping with stanford university’s sustainability initiative,
many strategies have been employed to reduce the concert halls carbon footprint, maximize energy efficiency, reduce water consumption and create
a healthy environment.

 

 


quadcopter flythrough
video © ennead architects

 

 


entrance
image © ennead architects

 

 


hall interior
image © ennead architects

 

 


(left) site plan
(right) proposed site sketch
image © ennead architects

 

 


model
image © ennead architects

 

 

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