Concert Hall of Wrocław’s Academy of Music
Lecture by: Joanna Polak (Office of Promotion and Events Organization AMKL) Piotr Z. Kozłowski (Pracownia Akustyczna Kozłowski)
Meeting place: main entrance of the Academy
The E building has been added as the newest to the campus of Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. It was inaugurated on 26 October 2014. It’s used by the University for teaching, scientific and artistic purposes, including public symphonic concerts, chamber music concerts, operas, performances by soloists and conferences. This is possible thanks to a concert hall with a potential of 300 places, a large rehearsal hall and an auditorium for 90 places – located in the new building. The top floor halls are used by students as exercise space. On the second floor there are, among others, a ballet room and an organ hall, which can serve also as a small concert hall for chamber music. On this floor there are also 3 soloists rooms designed in the way that can be used, if necessary - as spacious individual wardrobes or artists performing during concerts. All performances and artistic events can be recorded by a recording studio connected to the concert hall. In the building E there’s also a Digital Composition Studio. On the ground floor of the building there’s an auditorium which can be used as a lecture hall or a conference room, and six large air-conditioned classrooms with enhanced acoustics. On the ground floor there’s also a cloakroom for guests and spacious exhibition areas. The corridor on this level leads to the D building, which - according to the project – along with the E building constitutes a functional entity. The lowest floor of the building E, marked with a "-1", is an underground parking with its exit located at Zelwerowicza St. From the parking level one can easily move to any floor of the building using a lift.
Due to the type of activities carried out by the Academy of Music, special acoustic conditions ias well as special technical solutions had to be provided to ensure a high quality transmission of sound. And yet, the building does not only meet the highest standards in terms of acoustics, but also in terms of electrical installations, fire alarm system, sanitary installations, mechanical ventilation, air conditioned concert hall rooms, instruments storage, recording studios and the Digital Composition Studio.