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KKL Luzern Acoustic Upgrade / WSDG

KKL Luzern Acoustic Upgrade / WSDG
KKL Luzern Exterior
KKL Luzern Exterior

KKL Luzern, one of the world’s premium halls, has selected WSDG for its Electro Acoustic Upgrade. The ongoing project to update the systems of the concert hall should be completed in 2012. Read more about the KKL Luzern and the acoustic upgrade being performed by the architectural acoustics team WSDG after the break.

From its opening performance by the Berlin Philharmonic in August 1998, the KKL Luzern Grand Concert Hall was recognized as one of the world’s great performance centers.  An international landmark, both architecturally and culturally, the complex attracts music fans from around the world to its picturesque lakeside setting.

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel and fully opened in 2000 KKL Luzern is comprised of three distinctive sectors: The conference and meeting room wing, complemented by a number of lounges and restaurants. A black box-style multipurpose hall which presents  events ranging from rock concerts to general assemblies. And, an 1800 seat concert hall distinguished by world-class acoustics designed by Russell Johnson’s Artec.

A dozen years of constant use coupled with significant technological advances prompted the KKL Luzern management group to upgrade and re-tune it’s retractable electro acoustical system.  WSDG, an international team of acoustical design experts, was brought in to accomplish this vital project.

KKL Luzern Interior Testing
KKL Luzern Interior Testing

The retractable electro acoustical system in the concert hall is used as a high-quality sound reinforcement system during some events, typically jazz, world music or pop style concerts and also for speech announcements during performances.  Installed in 1998, the original system has reached the end of its useful life and was in need of replacement. Working closely with the KKL Luzern event technology staff, WSDG partner/general manager Dirk Noy and deputy general manager Gabriel Hauser are currently coordinating a multi-stage design process. This process starts by defining critical detailed user specifications, developing a comprehensive program of system planning, organizing and evaluating in-situ tests by a number of invited manufacturers and preparing a final system installation and calibration. Completion of this complex operation is projected for 2012.

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Cite: Hank Jarz. "KKL Luzern Acoustic Upgrade / WSDG" 29 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/145982/kkl-luzern-acoustic-upgrade-wsdg/> ISSN 0719-8884
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