Concrete design contributes to Calif. concert hall's acoustic appeal

02/13/2013 | World Architecture News

The Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University in California includes a "cavernous main concert hall," a studio/rehearsal hall, storage and practice rooms, artists’ suites and a music library. Richard Olcott/Ennead Partners, the designers, wanted to achieve an acoustic ambiance inside the building and turned to concrete. "Nestled within a 12-inch-thick concrete enclosure, the Hall is acoustically isolated from exterior sounds," said Ennead Partners.

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