Palace of Culture Dresden, Germany
Concert hall, Cabaret and Library in the Kulturpalast Dresden 2009 - 2017
New construction of a concert hall and the cabaret "Herkuleskeule", installation of the state library
Owner: City of Dresden
Client: Kommunale Immobilien Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Construction costs: (KGR 200-600) approx. € 90 million
ADA Scope of services:
Acoustic consultant to the client according to HOAI 1-9, building, room and electroacoustics
In the 60s of the last century, the Palace of Culture was built as a multi-purpose building with a hall and a cabaret.
The hall with its almost 2000 seats served many purposes. However, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, which also played in the hall, complained for years about the acoustics of the multipurpose hall, which are not adequate for concerts.
Finally, an architectural competition was launched in 2008 with the aim of turning the multipurpose hall into a concert hall.
The exterior of the building was listed under monument protection in the same year, but not the interior of the building.
In 2009, the Berlin architecture firm gmp general planning company won the competition of 26 bidders, where ADA office supported the winning design in terms of acoustics.
The winning design showed a hall in typical vineyard shape. Our office was too small to work as a responsible acoustician in the following phases of design and thus the internationally active office Peutz (of Dr. Vercammen and Margriet Lautenbach MA) was selected for the detailed acoustic design work.
The Munich office Daberto & Kollegen was engaged for stage technology, stage lighting and electroacoustic planning.
ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert worked for seven years as an acoustic consultant to the client and participated in all important design steps of the two offices Peutz and Daberto. Close contact and professional cooperation always existed with the gmp office in Berlin.