Project Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Client Name: Ministry of Culture
Project Name: Teatro Colón
Project Year: 2011
Project Size: 90,000 sq ft
Project Cost: US $15,000,000
Akustiks was selected to lead the renovation of Colombia’s most famous and historic 19th Century opera house. The renovated 900-seat room will host opera and zarzuela, theater, ballet, symphony orchestra and popular music concerts. Our work during the first phase of the renovation (audience chamber) included a full acoustic evaluation of the room and recommendations to improve the natural acoustics for opera and symphonic music. We are also improving the building’s sound isolation, silencing the natural ventilation systems and designing a new shell and audio video system for the theater.