Designing a Music Academy
Designing A Music Academy
In partnership with LEVEL STUDIO architecture, BSolutions and Room’s, we have just participated in the Montigny-le-Tilleul music academy competition, designing a music academy.
From the start, the musical language guided our choices. We transcribed a sound wave and a sense of the whole and quarter notes on sheet music on the façade. We achieved that with a brick partition, a typical material of traditional Belgian architecture, unifying the new proposed volume with the existing architecture.
A play of lights and shadows
During the day, the facade provides soft, subdued light in the auditorium, the percussion room and the entrance hall. When the sun enlightens the facade, a play of shadows punctually energises the premises.
In the evening, the façade comes to life and animates the street with its more pronounced play of full and empty spaces.
The entrance welcomes the visitor, enhancing a fluid circulation between the different floors.
The skylight now located above the entrance gives it new energy and evokes a musical score, reinforced by the interior signage.
Bright colours contrasting with the sobriety of materials
The bright colours of the furniture, wall decorations and door frames contrasts with the sobriety of the material palette. They bring rhythm and orientation to the distinctive areas of the academy.
In the dance hall, the arche shaped mirror walls reminds some symbolical existing elements as the niches in front of the stairs.
A sustainable acoustic wall for the concert hall
The concert hall’s acoustic wall is made of reclaimed wood and recycled textile bricks and evokes an equaliser.
Commune de Montigny-Le-Tilleul
Illustrations by Jonathan Calugi
LEVEL STUDIO architecture