Architecture

CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ARTS FOR THE PEOPLE

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

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Recital Hall

The Recital Hall is mainly for chamber music, solo recitals, or other smaller performances. The sound-absorption can be adjusted to meet the needs with diverse types of performances, providing the most optimal acoustic effect.

The design is a variation of the traditional shoebox style, where a short partition wall is erected along the center line of the seating area to convert the Recital Hall into a vibrantly asymmetrical shoebox, while also providing reflection of direct sounds for the front seating area. To meet the needs of various types of performances, the sound-absorption value can be adjusted accordingly in the Recital Hall. An entire circle of sound-absorbing drapery behind the perforated wooden panels surrounds the upper half of the Recital Hall. The size of the drapery used is determined by performance genres so as to offer a superb acoustic effect.