Architectural Features That Make Music Bloom in Concert Halls

Tapio Lokki, Jukka Pätynen

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The purpose of this paper is to spark discussions on the recent trends of designing vineyard and surround-type concert halls. We understand that these halls could be architecturally unique and many conductors like them, however, as outlined in this paper, they do not always serve the best for music acoustically. The motivation for visual proximity is easily understandable, but it should not overrule the acoustical conditions. We hope that this paper helps designers of new concert venues. We also hope to see more research and discussion on the acoustical qualities of these modern concert halls.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-449
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • concert hall
  • acoustics
  • architecture


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