The new concert house in Stavanger was inaugurated in September 2012.
The concert house consists of two concert houses that are separated by a footpath. The red concrete box (Fartein Valen), with its natural acoustics, was intended for the repertoire of symphony orchestras. The glass box (Zetlitz), on the other hand, is a multi-purpose hall for louder rock and jazz concerts.
These two complementary halls were designed in such a way so as to allow for a classical concert to be played in one hall with a rock concert playing in another at the same time.
With this concert hall, particular attention was devoted to high standards of sound quality and sound experience. Adjustable reflectors, in the form of a “cloud group” were used here. With the variable ceiling, the space volume of the hall can be adapted to the actual concert situation.
The multi-functional hall, compared to the concert hall, can be used for different purposes. It can be used for a theatre piece or a musical with a fully equipped platform and orchestra pit, or a viewers rank and gallery, or a flat hall with a stage for rock and pop concerts. The multi-fuctional hall can also be used as a hall with seats with a podium for conferences, or it can also be a fully level banquet hall.
The following components were included in the two halls:
Concert hall (Fartein Valen)
- 20 orchestra lifts (lifting podiums), which are arranged in a semi-circle and which therefore allow for different required configurations of the orchestra podium
- 8 movable roof elements, which form the concert hall roof
- 11 winches for acoustic reflectors (“cloud group”) and the light trusses, with which both the acoustics and the lighting can be adapted to suit
- Curtain systems for space definition and for acoustic adaptation as well as a projection canvas. All motors required for this are invisible: they are located in the roof construction
Multi-function hall (Zetlitz)
- 20 scissor-type podiums in the back stage
- 6 orchestra podiums for the formation of an orchestra pit or for expansion of the viewers parquet
- 3 lifting podiums with spiral lift motor in the parquet for the formation of a temporary, rising level between parquet and the first gallery with the aid of telescope platforms
- 6 telescope platform blocks and 6 chair carriages – within a few hours it is possible to establish a level with 494 seats in a 330 m² hall with them
- 48 scenic hoists and 21+12+8 movable chain hoists in the upper machinery
- Two separated CAT V4 computer monitoring systems, used inter alia for monitoring collisions and overload in the complex roof structure of the concert hall
Waagner-Biro incorporated a total of 205 adjustable axles in both halls:
137 axles in the upper machinery
49 axles in the lower machinery
19 axles for curtains and banners
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