King Edward VI Music School

Birmingham UK

Acoustical separation of adjacent practice spaces.

The King Edward VI Music School recital hall and tutor/practice rooms were formed within the shell of an old gymnasium. The recital room has acoustical curtains that retract into storage pockets. For brass and amplified music, the curtains are extended; for strings and vocal works, the curtains are retracted. Two floors of practice rooms were created within the limited height and load capability of the existing gymnasium. Despite the limitations of lightweight construction, excellent acoustical separation of adjacent practice rooms was achieved.

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  • Project Type

    Adaptive Reuse

  • Seat Count

    70

  • Complete

    1999

  • Architect

    Noah Heeks and Partners

  • Construction Cost

    £340,000

Project Scope
Acoustics
Audio
Data
Data/IT
Lighting
Security
Stage Systems
Theatre Planning
Theatrical Equipment
Video
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