Sala Minas Gerais

Project Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Client Name: Secretary of Culture, State of Minas Gerais

Project Name: Sala Filarmonica de Belo Horizonte

Project Year: projected 2014

Project Size: 120,000 sq ft

Project Cost: US $75,000,000

Akustiks’ Brazilian affiliate office, Acustica e Sonica, was invited by Fabio Mechetti, Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, to lead the design of a new 1,500-seat hybrid concert hall to be the home of the orchestra. The Maestro’s desire was to employ a vineyard style of seating around the orchestra platform, yet maintain the warmth and resonance of a classic shoebox concert hall, a new approach resulted.  Akustiks collaborated with Acustica e Sonica on this project, providing consulting in the areas of room acoustic design, seating configuration, orchestra platform design, backstage facilities, as well as organ accommodation and coordination.


Secretary of Culture, State of Minas Gerais
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