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Berklee Opens World-Class Recording/Teaching Studio Complex At New Valencia International Campus in Spain

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Article source: WSDG

Berklee College of Music, the world’s premier learning lab for contemporary music, and Walters-Storyk Design Group, renowned for their work on studios for Jimi Hendrix, Alicia Keys, and Bruce Springsteen, today announced the completion of a cutting edge recording/teaching complex at Berklee’s Valencia campus. Berklee’s new state-of-the-art campus is located at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. The studio facility is the final element of Berklee’s first international campus, which recently launched its master’s programs.

Berklee Valencia Studio K Live Room : Image Courtesy Mercedes Herrán

  • Project: Berklee Opens World-Class Recording/Teaching Studio Complex
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photos by: Mercedes Herrán
  • Software used:
    • Revit – for acoustic accommodation details
    • AutoCAD – for power and conduit infrastructure drawings
    • Insul – for boundary isolation calculations
    • Proprietary WSDG RT60 Calculator – for internal room acoustic calculations
    • B&K 2250 sound level meter – for initial site acoustic measurements


‘Westchester County Center’ Acoustics Revitalized by WSDG

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: WSDG

An entrepreneur with a wide range of music business interests, Irwin Kornfeld has sparked new awareness for the eighty-year-old Westchester County Center.  A major upgrade of the facility’s acoustics, coupled with a state of the art sound system, has landed the WCC and its new “Pepe Infiniti Concert Series” on the radar of booking agents and performing artists seeking viable venues for tri-state concert dates.  The series’ launch featured The Beach Boys in concert in mid-May, nearly fifty years after their first WCC gig. The Johnny Winter Band and Edgar Winter Group, Boston, Il Volo, Whoopie Goldberg, Aretha Franklin and others are booked through November.

Image Courtesy Andrew Stein Videography

  • Project: Westchester County Center – Revitalized Acoustics
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Photos by: Andrew Stein Videography
  • Software used: 
  • Revit – for acoustic detailing package
  • CATT-Acoustic – for acoustic modeling
  • WinFlag – to find absorption coefficients for lapendary panels
  • Proprietary WSDG RT60 Calculator – for internal room acoustic calculations
  • B&K P48 mic with a type 4007 capsule – for initial site RT60 acoustic measurements
  • Note: The tricky part in this project was to find the optimum amount of ceiling panels that fit within the budget range. CATT-Acoustic helped accomplish this.


Roberto Cantoral Music Hall in Coyoacán, Mexico by Broissin Architects

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: Broissin Architects

Inspired in the movement of a conductor´s baton, the building design is composed of five concrete roofs moving up and down in harmony to give shape, space and light to the project. Each roof represents a staff´s line, always straight, constant and parallel.

We are looking forward to create a project that lives for the site trees as these will live as a part of it. We cannot think about a dark and traditional concert hall when the project is being developed in a forest area with huge and old trees.

Main Facade (2) : Image Courtesy Paúl Rivera

  • Architects: Broissin Architects
  • Project: Roberto Cantoral Music Hall
  • Location: Coyoacán, Mexico
  • Photographs: Paúl Rivera, Alejandro Rocha
  • Owner: Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México, Armando Manzanero Canché, Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
  • Opening:  June 2012
  • Partner in Charge: Gerardo Broissin
  • Project Manager: David Suárez
  • Project Architects: Mauricio Cristóbal, Rodrigo Jiménez, Alejandro Rocha
  • Team: Enrique Guillén, Adrián Téllez, Gabriela Maldonado, Rubén Zepeda, Luis Muñoz, Erik Guzmán, José Luis Durán, Sara Villanueva, Elizabeth Salinas, Juan Manuel Vargas, Pamela Moreno, Alejandro Castro


Ecletica Music Center in Nova Prata, Brazil by 0E1 Arquitetos

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: 0E1 Arquitetos

The design for this music school is based upon the creation of two hermetic chambers to house rehearsals inside a large space in a historic building located in Nova Prata, Brasil. The configuration of such boxes turns the residual space into two ambients that, even though are continuous, configure different spaces for different activities.

Image Courtesy Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: 0E1 Arquitetos
  • Project: Ecletica Music Center
  • Location: Nova Prata, Brazil
  • Project Design Team: Ana Cristina Castagna, Anna Carolina Manfroi, Gabriel Giambastiani, Mário Guidoux, Pablo Resende
  • Client: EclŽtica Centro de Música
  • Constructor: 0e1 Arquitetos and Local craftsmen
  • Use: Comercial
  • Area: 62m²
  • Photos: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Design Period: 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros


Music Park in Sevilla, Spain by Costa Fierros Arquitectos

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Costa Fierros Arquitectos

The Park is located in an existing degraded area, lacking of facilities, and known historically as a land dividing the nearby quarters (Águilas and Los Prunos neighbourhoods) and isolating their inhabitants.

Before the construction of Underground Line 1 was undertaken, this area was used as the official premises for Seville’s (tour) horse carriage owners as well as later housing the constructions for the initial attempt to build the city’s underground in the 70’s. As the Line 1 was to pass through these neighbourhoods, the opportunity to revaluate the land surrounding the underground station there arouse, and the Underground project was the starting point for considering the area renovation and providing the station with a quality landscape.

Image Courtesy Pablo F. Díaz-Fierros

  • Architects: Costa Fierros Arquitectos
  • Project: Music Park in Sevilla
  • Location: Sevilla, Spain
  • Preliminary Design: August 2007
  • Base Design: October 2007
  • Working Project: February 2008
  • Construction Dates: November 2008 – November 2011
  • Project Architects: Sara Tavares Costa And Pablo F. Díaz-Fierros
  • Collaborators: David Breva, Paula Ferreira, Pedro Rito Nobre, David Ampe, Elena González, Rosario Alcantarilla, Sergio González, Cristina Rubiño, Alejandro Rodríguez
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop and Microsoft Office


Berklee Valencia / Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts & Valencia, Spain by Walters-Storyk Design Group

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group


Concurrent Work On Two Continents: Boston, Mass. & Valencia, Spain

In a patent message of confidence in education and the inherent strengths of the world economy, the Berklee College of Music has embarked on a significant expansion program.  In Valencia, Spain, an entirely new campus opened in January, 2012. In Boston, the first ground-up building in Berklee’s 66-year history, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, a 16-story, $100 million structure, began construction in December 2011. While U.S. and Spanish architects were engaged to create strikingly disparate footprints for each of these bold projects, a single internationally recognized studio design and acoustical consultancy, the Walters-Storyk Design Group, was commissioned to create the audio education studios for both these learning complexes.

Exterior - Rendering of Berklee 160 Mass Ave

  • Architect: Walters-Storyk Design Group 
  • Name of Project: Berklee Valencia/Berklee College of Music
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts & Valencia, Spain
  • Software used: Revit


Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal in Austria by LETH & GORI

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI’s project for an extension to Music Gymnasium Salzburg received a 3. Price in the open international competition.

The project creates a new extension to the school without stealing space or light from the existing densely built site. This is done by digging out the northern part of the site and inserting the extension as a onestorey building with courtyards and skylights. The roof of the building becomes a new playful urban landscape for the students.

Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal

  • Architects:LETH & GORI
  • Project: Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal
  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Year: 2012
  • Client: Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Type: Open international competition
  • Programme: Extension and transformation with common spaces, classrooms, dance hall and urban spaces
  • Area: New building: 1.250m2
  • Team: LETH & GORI : Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Annelie Asam, Arnaud Grenie and Sebastian Andersen
  • Consultant: Tom Hay
  • Status: 3. Price in open competition [55 participants]
  • Budget: 5 mio. EUR


Table Cloth in Los Angeles, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Table Cloth was a performance space in the courtyard of Schoenberg Hall at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in Los Angeles. Ball-Nogues Studio designed and fabricated the installation. The project was a result of ongoing research into the reuse of temporary structures and installations.

Images Courtesy Scott Mayoral


New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague, Netherlands by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

In sharp contrast to the basic rectangular geometry of its surroundings, our design proposes a structure punctuated by fluid horizontal louvres, which seem to move when graced by light and shade – issuing a playful invitation to enter – moving upwards to culminate in a gracious curving roof-line.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: New Dance and Music Centre
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Duration: 2010 – TBC
  • Client: City of The Hague
  • Type: Competition / Research


Neues Stadt-Casino in Basel, Switzerland by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

An L-shaped volume that gives a new identity to the Stadt-Casino, enclosing the existing music hall and connecting it with the adjacent Hans Huber Hall. This homogeneous, plastic volume is differentiated and articulated by bulging and inverting its surface, enclosing ‘foreign bodies’ and hollowing it out to create a generous entrance hall.

The façade of the old music hall and the Hans Huber Hall create the main façade for the Neues Stadt Casino along the Steinenberg. The continuation of the two buildings, highlighted by a cut or slice, allows the front surface of the new building to become cohesive whilst the new volume remains sufficiently distanced from the existing building.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Neues Stadt-Casino
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Duration: 2004 – 2006
  • Client: Casino Gesellschaft
  • Area: 13723m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Helmut Kinzler


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