Lisbon 2018 | Non-residential

ODEON Music and Theatre Hall

DenmarkDenmarkCompany Name : S. Guldfeldt Nielsen A/S

Project description

The new music and theatre hall located in the H.C. Andersen Quarter was created as a cultural powerhouse with four stages and The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark all under one roof. The architectural design of the building is inspired by the varied townscape as it borders both the historical town and contemporary multi-story housing. It is comprised of a number of town houses with varying heights in order to harmonize with the neighboring buildings. The cultural house works almost as mini-city within the city, as the town houses are connected by glass-roofed arcades, squares and open spaces. The great hall accommodates approximately 1800 spectators while the small hall accommodates approximately 300 spectators. There is also a chamber music hall and a rhythmic hall, as well as a restaurant, bar/lounge with access to a roof terrace, offices, a canteen and a basement for parking.

Contractor

S. Guldfeldt Nielsen A/S

S. Guldfeldt Nielsen A / S is a well-consolidated carpentry company that carries out building and service tasks for professional builders, businesses, insurance companies and public entities. They solve all kinds of building and service tasks; including maintenance, urban renewal and special tasks with self-production of carpentry in their own workshop. The close cooperation with the customers is characterized by their values of “quality and orderliness”, which are the rules of conduct they operate on and that goes into everything they do. All tasks are performed at a quality level, which makes it natural for customers to choose them the next time they need a professional partner.

Benefits
Acoustic control
Rigitone was used throughout as room acoustics had to work optimally with low reverberation time and high speech comprehension.
Acoustic insulation
There needed to be soundproofing between the different music rooms and the other rooms of the building to accommodate varied uses.

Key Achievements

  • Creating a beautiful and functional Music and Theatre Hall with exceptional acoustics and indoor climate to serve as a cultural powerhouse with four stages and The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark under one roof.

Key Challenges

  • One of the biggest challenges of the construction was the strict acoustic demands made by the developer. There needed to be soundproofing between the different music rooms and the other rooms of the building. At the same time, room acoustics had to work optimally with low reverberation time and high speech comprehension. The formal requirements had to be achieved in rooms where there are many high walls and sloped angles.
  • Two unusually high walls had to be constructed. In one of the smaller concert rooms, a 9.5 meter gypsum wall were fitted with three layers of plasterboard to ensure good sound insulation. They also needed a wall with easy fixability as there was a need to mount a large amount of acoustic boxes on the wall each weighing 40 kilos, meaning they needed to hang 2.5 tons of weight on the wall. In the big concert hall they had to build a 24 meter high wall and the wall needed to be fitted with lightweight balconies.

Stakeholders

Building owner:
ODEON / H.C. Andersen Kongres Center A/S (Odense Municipality)
Architect:
C.F. Møller Architects
Main contractor:
KPC
Photographer:
Lasse Hyldager
Saint-Gobain Team:
Henning Lyng – Sales engineer and technical adviserPer Leerberg – Technical consultant