‘bing concert hall at stanford university’ by ennead architects, california, united statesimage © 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 flythroughvideo © ennead architects

 

 

ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough entranceimage © ennead architects

 

 

ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough hall interiorimage © ennead architects

 

 

ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough (left) site plan(right) proposed site sketch image © ennead architects

 

 

ennead architects: bing concert hall quad copter flythrough modelimage © ennead architects

 

 

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