Concert Halls

HAMER HALL, Melbourne, Australia

Following a competitive tendering process Marshall Day Acoustics was appointed in partnership with Kirkegaard Associates to the renovation of Melbourne's Hamer Hall. Opening in 1981 and originally designed as a venue for symphonic performance, the venue's busy schedule now covers a wide range of performance types, requiring adaptable acoustic conditions and short change over times.

PERTH CONCERT HALL, Australia

The design of the Perth Concert Hall was initiated in 1968 by the City of Perth.  The architects with acoustic consultant, Harold Marshall, produced a rectangular shoebox design with two balconies that opened on Australia Day 1973.

THE CONCOURSE - CHATSWOOD, Sydney, Australia

Formerly known as Civic Place, The Concourse represents one of the most comprehensive cultural infrastructure projects undertaken by a local government authority and Marshall Day Acoustics are pleased to have been appointed as acoustic consultant on this prestigious project on the North Shore of Sydney.

XI'AN CONCERT HALL, China

Xian has been one of China's most important capital cities for 13 dynasties. With a history going back more than 3,100 years Xian is now reasserting its position as an educational, industrial and cultural centre.

PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS, France

The innovative 2,400 seat concert hall wraps the audience around the stage and features suspended balconies inside a larger volume, attached to the building by access passages, allowing sound to circulate completely around them. 

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Christchurch Town Hall is closely bound up with advances in understanding concert hall acoustics in the second half of the 20th century. 

IWAKI AUDITORIUM, Melbourne, Australia

Iwaki Auditorium is the rehearsal home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in addition to serving as the favoured venue for chamber music broadcasts and recordings for ABC Radio in Victoria.

MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, Wellington, New Zealand

The Michael Fowler Centre opened 1983 and was modelled on the Christchurch Town Hall. Located in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, it was intended to replace an existing 100 year old rectangular Town Hall. In the event, the much loved old hall was also retained and provides an interesting contrast in acoustical style with the new hall.

PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Philadelphia, USA

The Academy of Music Philadelphia, built in 1857, is the oldest opera theatre in the USA and is listed as a National Historic Monument. 

GALLAGHER ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS, Hamilton, New Zealand

This multi-award winning Complex was New Zealand's 'Building of the Year' in 2001. It is a 'building of distinction' for the teaching, rehearsal and performance of music, drama, dance and Maori performing arts disciplines. The 3500m² facility is situated on the Hamilton University of Waikato campus.

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