Sang Nam Hall, LG Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
LG Arts Center, which is located within the 40-story
corporate headquarters for LG Mart, one of the LG Group companies,
contains the magnificent SangNam Hall. The LG Arts Center opened
in March of 2000.
The 1050-seat concert theatre can accommodate
a variety of events, from symphonic and jazz concerts, to opera,
dance, and musical theater performances works, to corporate presentations.
The auditorium's acoustic control system features carefully designed
reverberation control systems, including acoustic banners, concert
towers, and ceiling. Through various combinations of adjustability,
these tools create the best acoustic environment for any event.
Sound-reflecting concert towers can be rolled onto stage or stored
to make room for onstage scenery, while folding concert canopy units
can be flown up into the fly tower. The seating is located on the
main floor and on two balconies at the back of the room with no
boxes located along sidewalls.
A layer of isolation-bearing pads, inserted under
the basement and on one side of the building, separates the LG
Arts Center building from any outside noise and vibration. This
type of new building isolation system had been used for the first
time in Korean theater construction.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Phase services, Auditorium
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for the Center. Architect
for this project was Skidmore,
Owings & Merrill LLP (Chicago) and Chang-Jo