Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

A conservatory of music with a 650-seat concert hall, teaching rooms and rehearsal-recording studios.

Information Sheet

New Build Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music   www.ystmusic.nus.edu.sg

Location Singapore.

Project Cost $30 million Singapore (approx. 15 million € according to the opening year's conversion rate).

Time Frame Design: 2003. Construction: 2004. Opening: October 2006.

Owner National University of Singapore.

Architect(s) Liu Thai Ker, RSP Architects, Singapore   rsp.sg

Theatre Planner(s) Theatre Projects Consultants, London   theatreprojects.com

Seat Count 650-seat concert hall, 5 ensemble rehearsal rooms, 40 teaching rooms, 50 practice rooms. The two balconies surrounding the concert hall are mostly used by the audience, however the first balcony may also be used by a choir and/or musicians in some musical configurations. Total area 15 000 m².

Uses Concerts, recitals, orchestra rehearsals, music conservatory.

Services Basic and acoustical concept; acoustical consulting throughout the project.

Team Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.

1/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryThe 650-seat concert hall with its two ribbon-like balconies surrounding the stage. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
2/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryRehearsal of a symphonic music concert in the 650-seat concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
3/9Yong Siew Toh Conservatory650-seat concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
4/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryReflection panels above the stage and the first rows of seats of the 650-seat concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
5/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryCeiling of concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
6/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryOne of the rehearsal rooms, sometimes used for chamber music concerts with a small audience. By means of the removable absorbing panels, the acoustics can be adapted to different configurations. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
7/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryThe Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music from the outside. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
8/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryEntrance and foyer. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
9/9Yong Siew Toh ConservatoryFoyer. Photo © Kahle Acoustics