The 1 500-seat concert hall Fartein Valen is considered as one of the best halls in the world, along with Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam or KKL in Luzern. Thanks to its variable acoustic volume, it can accommodate symphonic and chamber music as well as contemporary music. Adjacent is a 1 200-seat modular hall for amplified music.
New Build Stavanger Konserthus www.stavanger-konserthus.no
Project Cost Approximately 75 million €.
Time Frame Architectural competition: 2003. International competition for acoustic consultants: 2007. Design: 2007-2009. Construction: 2009-2011. Opening: September 2012.
Owner City of Stavanger and Nytt Konserthus i Stavanger IKS.
Architect(s) Ratio Arkitekter AS, Oslo, Norway ratioark.no
Theatre Planner(s) Torsten Nobling, AIX Arkitekter, Stockholm, Sweden www.aix.se
Seat Count 1 500-seat concert hall, mainly for classical and contemporary music with a 4 554-pipe organ by Ryde & Berg; a 1 200-seat multi-purpose hall, mainly for amplified music. Total area 12 000 m².
Uses Symphony concerts (Stavanger Symphony Orchestra), recitals, contemporary music festival; various musical and theatrical uses for the multi-purpose room, for both standing and seated audience.
Services Acoustic consulting services for the entire project, including collaboration on basic design.
Team Eckhard Kahle, Yann Jurkiewicz, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Henrik Möller, Akukon Oy, Helsinki (multi-purpose hall) and Tønnes Ognedal, Svein Folkvord, Sinus AS, Stavanger (building acoustics, local supervision and coordination).
[ website ]Mit Martin Grubinger in Norwegen, Das Musikmagazin mit Sol Gabetta und Martin Grubinger, BR Klassik, 14. Mai 2019.
[ 1-page ]Mit Martin Grubinger in Norwegen, Das Musikmagazin mit Sol Gabetta und Martin Grubinger, BR Klassik, 14. Mai 2019, the English traduction.
[ 2-double-page ]Acoustic Signature, Yann Jurkiewicz, Thomas Wulfrank, Eckhard Kahle, Auditoria Annual 2013, Issue no. 19, October 2012.