Kemal Kurdaş – Grand Concert Hall


Kemal Kurdas Yukaridan

 

The Grand Hall of METU Cultural and Convention Center, with a seating capacity of 850 persons, is designed to accommodate philharmonic orchestra concerts, theatres, ballets and operas. The stage has a surface area of 180 m2 and a back stage of 400 m2. A mechanical system exists to lower the stage floor to provide space for the orchestras of operas and ballets. The back stage houses dressing rooms for performers, several administrative offices, a number of small meeting rooms, restrooms and showers. The hall also accommodates three rooms for simultaneous translation.Conceived to serve a multitude of purposes, the acoustic calculations of the Grand Hall are primarily designed for philharmonic orchestra concerts and chamber music performances. The light towers, sophito tubes, stunts, the main cinemascope screen and data projector screens are centrally commanded through servemotor controlled mobile systems. Live video transmission is also possible to other halls of the center.The center houses an exhibition hall for fairs and exhibition stands during congresses and conferences. A restaurant adjacent to the building is also built to provide lunch service to participants. With the opening of the Grand Hall, METU Cultural and Convention Center not only augment the scientific activity of METU, but also contributes to the social and cultural life of both METU and city of Ankara.

 

CAPACITY
Seat Capacity 850
Width 9.0m
Depth 13.5m
Stage Area 180m2
Backstage Area 400m2
Green room   3 rooms
Translator room 2 rooms
Orchestra Pit  Yes
Internet Access Yes