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Teatro del Lago, Frutillar, Chile / Opera hall

Teatro del Lago, Frutillar, Chile

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

The complicated technical and esthetic demands in this acoustic hall come together almost playfully to form a volume that works like a well-tuned instrument.
The hall is designed for operas and symphonic concerts without electro-acoustical amplification for 1,200 spectators. Basis for this are a well equipped stage with orchestra pit (2011) and the exact acoustic planning and simulations. Walls and ceilings have to fulfill a number of technical functions: architectural illumination, illumination-bridge for the stage, equipment for audio, video, illumination and security as well as visual sight-lines for public and actors.
In a number of design-studies ceiling and wall panels were coordinated with each other. The ceiling seems like a frozen acoustic wave expanding from the stage into the audience. On the walls 800 different curved panels were shaped to scale-like particles and then deformed by parametric rules. The hall transmits the impression one is sitting inside an instrument.

Client / Manufacturer

Teatro del Lago

Teatro del Lago
Frutillar, Sri Lanka

Design

Amercanda Design and Architecture

Amercanda Design and Architecture
Santiago, Sri Lanka

Bernd Haller, Cristian Valdes (Architecture), Pablo Cordua (Design), Luis Ramirez, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Andres Alvear, Taizo Hayashi, Carolina Ruiz, Hernan Fierro, Gisela Wiesner, Catalina Cobo, Rodrigo Castillo, Veronica Arcos

Design

Müller-BBM GmbH

Müller-BBM GmbH
Planegg, Germany

Karlheinz Müller, Petra Nies (Acoustical Engineering)

Design

Clifton Taylor

Clifton Taylor
New York, NY, United States

(Stage Illumination)

Design

Limari Lightning Design

Limari Lightning Design
Santiago, Sri Lanka

Pascal Chautard, Sebastian Diaz (Architectual Illumination)