Assembled on site from modular prefabricated parts, the ‘beach chairs’ are located a distance from the wall that matches the support column grid. The resulting open cavity is filled with cellulose insulation and serves as an additional low frequency resonator. The outcome of all these measures is a space specially optimised for electronic music, but which is also suitable for occasional readings and live concerts.
The architects’ design approach and the way they concentrated on just a few colours and materials in the manner of Jean Prouvé is applied to the space’s other distinctive elements too: the jukeboxes that generate sound waves and emotions in equal doses, the ceiling disco light that was tracked down on the internet, the beech LVL bar counter but also the mobile ACL ceiling speakers behind the DJ deck, which with their analogue light sources bathe the former theatre space in a soft warm light.
Uniform sound absorption
The second, smaller dance floor appears in a different light: blue, red and white fluorescent tubes as well as black lacquered MDF acoustic panels with more than 10,000 organically shaped recesses make the audience feels as if they’re inside a sardine shoal.