Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca

by Andra Ilea from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania
Tutored by: Mihaela Ioana Maria Agachi

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The Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is a professional musical institution which currently operates in a building that is at odds with the space requirements of the institution, both in size and functionality. After 1989 there was an increase in the number of students, requiring a new facility that would become a landmark in the city.
The proposed site is one of the few parcels large in the vicinity of the central area, close enough to participate in the cultural life of the city (through the interaction of the concert hall), but in a protected area in terms of sound ( to provide a beneficial environment studied music) by the presence of the river and the park, a quiet enclave which is now partially abandoned.
The proposal includes a concert hall of 600 seats, an organ hall of 70 seats and a hall for chamber music concerts, with 80 seats. Large foyer allows a smooth running of various cultural events, the concert can be isolated from the rest of the building to take place simultaneously in good educational and cultural activities.
One of the biggest challenges of the project was to discover how can cohabit in the same place functions so different: halls for a wide audience with loud lounges and study areas ,rehearsal rooms in groups or individually, where peace is fundamental.

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