Musik- und Kulturzentrum Don Bosco Basel
The Don Bosco Church in Basel is converted into a cultural centre with a rehearsal space and a concert hall for chamber orchestras, chamber music and symphony orchestras. Internal window shutters combine visual blackout with variable acoustics: one side is acoustically absorbing, the other side optimized with cross-communication reflectors for improved on-stage hearing and communication between musicians on stage. The lower and upper parts of the shutters can be set independently, and the acoustics can thus be optimized for rehearsals, concerts and recordings and also adjusted to the size of the ensemble. The seats are designed as continuous wooden, sound-reflecting benches; additional absorption can be integrated in the form of seat upholstery and back cushions.
Renovatie/Transformatie Musik- und Kulturzentrum Don Bosco Basel www.donboscobasel.ch
Locatie Basel, Switzerland.
Bouwkosten Not available.
Periode Project: 2017-2019. Construction phase: 2019-2020. Opening: October 2020.
Opdrachtgever Verein Kulturzentrum Don Bosco.
Architect(en) Martin Pfister Architekten AG, Basel.
Capaciteit Two rehearsal rooms plus the main rehearsal and concert hall. The Paul-Sacher-Saal (the old church) has a seating capacity of 480. The Heinz Holliger Auditorium has 50 seats.
Gebruik The Paul-Sacher-Hall is used for both rehearsals and concerts of orchestras, ensembles, soloists, choirs and bands.
Hoofdgebruikers Kammerorchester Basel, Basel Sinfonietta, Mädchenkantorei Basel as well as various the Ensembles of the Musikakademie Basel (University of Music FHNW).
Werkzaamheden Acoustic consultancy to the client and users, design collaboration with architect and Applied Acoustics concerning acoustic variability and optimisation of acoustic quality for all uses and configurations of the hall.
Adviseur(s) Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics, in collaboration with Applied Acoustics GmbH.