Bravo! Rehearsal Hall

The Bravo Studio in Toronto, Canada marks the first installation of the LARES electro-acoustic enhancement system in a television studio. LARES provides a concert or recital hall sound in a small room, in this case, only 12' (4m) high. The owner's goal was to be able to attract musicians like Ben Hepner or Yo Yo Ma, who wouldn't normally perform in a television studio. The studio has a sprung floor for dance and is used for everything from poetry readings to recitals. Acoustical features include a two dimensional primitive root sequence diffuser on the north wall and specially designed glazing on the south wall to isolate the studio from the nearby fire station. You can watch the fire trucks go by but you don't hear them.
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Architect: Quadrangle Architects
Acoustician: John O'Keefe