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<br /> Concert Halls • Theaters • Opera Houses • Convention Centers • Cinemas • Arenas<br /> Annual 2016<br /> Cultural revolution<br /> Why China and its neighbors are spending<br /> big on spectacular new venues<br /> Also inside:<br /> Conference call: Mons International Congress Xperience<br /> Form and function: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land<br /> Surround sounds: National Music Centre, Canada<br /> Feeling festive: Capturing the festival spirit<br /> Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège, Belgium<br /> PERFORMANCE IMMERSION<br /> SOUND SOLUTION FOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS<br /> L-Acoustics sound systems are renowned for their uniform, full-range, natural sound. Our flexible, light-weight systems project crystal<br /> clear sound to your audience, avoiding reverberant architecture. From the front row to the back balcony, your audience will be put into<br /> the heart of your progr<a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=1"> Concert Halls • Theaters • Opera Houses • Convent</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=2"> Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège, Belgium PER</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=3"> CONTENTS 4 contents 4 Auditoria loves… The </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=4"> foreword G iven that this is </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=5"> —SAFE AND RELIABLE STAGE EQUIPMENT </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=6"> UPFRONT MATT ROSS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=7"> UPFRONT Auditoria loves… Photos: Andrew Lee</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=8"> Orient CHINESE CULTURAL HUB BY RICHARD N WILLIAMS</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=9"> CHINESE CULTURAL HUB W </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=10"> CHINESE CULTURAL HUB At the movies </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=11"> CAPTURING THE SOUND Of the numerous challenges po</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=12"> “industry-standard event and venue management s</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=13"> and some of the technology had never been done th</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=14"> CHINESE CULTURAL HUB </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=15"> </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=16"> MONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS XPERIENCE BY GIOVANNA</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=17"> MONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS XPERIENCE. onference</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=18"> MONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS XPERIENCE </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=19"> MONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS XPERIENCE </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=20"> MONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS XPERIENCE </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=21"> ORIGINAL STAGES SEATING PIT INFILLS RETRACTABLES </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=22"> THE SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND BY SIMON</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=23"> THE SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND Desig</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=24"> THE SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=25"> THE SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=26"> THE SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=27"> r gg ng K&F SEQUENZA 5 The line array system wi</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=28"> s S NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE BY BRIAN LIBBY u rr</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=29"> NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE The National Music Cent</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=30"> NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE Vessels and voids T</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=31"> NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=32"> NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE Playing t</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=33"> FREE SERVICE! LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADVERTISERS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=34"> FESTIVALS BY SIMON TAIT festive Feeling Able to </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=35"> FESTIVALS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=36"> FESTIVALS Above: The Bright</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=37"> are audience development and fundraising – the fe</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=38"> DESIGN THEATRE PROJECTS The 1,500-seat Griegha</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=39"> DESIGN Eilif Stene M </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=40"> DESIGN </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=41"> would you do to this building to bring it up to s</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=42"> DESIGN Renovation of S</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=43"> LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADVERTISERS NOW! 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Discover our manifold product</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=48"> SEATING POLTRONA FRAU CONTRACT Meeting demands A</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=49"> SEATING </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=50"> SEATING Inspired by the inn</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=51"> </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=52"> DESIGN MARTINEZ + JOHNSON ARCHITECTURE SCHULER SH</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=53"> DESIGN Public service After years of standing dor</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=54"> DESIGN MARTINEZ + JOHNSON Working </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=55"> basement area designated in the original 1927 dra</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=56"> ACOUSTICS L-ACOUSTICS Sound engineering Installat</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=57"> ACOUSTICS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=58"> ACOUSTICS them to sit neatly on the subs,</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=59"> ACOUSTICS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=60"> TECHNOLOGY BOSCH REXROTH Stagecraft Innovative, </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=61"> TECHNOLOGY </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=62"> TECHNOLOGY Abo</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=63"> mechanical construction design that was largely r</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=64"> LIGHTING GDS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=65"> LIGHTING Light the way The redevelopment of a cit</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=66"> LIGHTING GDS </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=67"> 50°, Pro Fixture two-cell 2700K 24° and 37°, and </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=68"> DESIGN JOHN SERGIO FISHER New discoveries An expa</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=69"> DESIGN Expansion and renovation of The Discov</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=70"> DESIGN Clockwise from top: A</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=71"> </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=72"> CONSULTING AUERBACH POLLOCK FRIEDLANDER </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=73"> the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botan</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=74"> CONSULTING Above: The St</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=75"> California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Salon D</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=76"> DESIGN SCHULER SHOOK HGA Working in concert The d</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=77"> DESIGN </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=78"> DESIGN sound perfect. The final </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=79"> Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Concert H</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=80"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY WENGER J R CLANCY Aural aurora A</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=81"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY “Given the Atwood’s large </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=82"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=83"> INTRODUCING On</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=84"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY WAAGNER-BIRO Race against tim Te</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=85"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY AUDITORIA ANNUAL 2016 83</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=86"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY and local regula</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=87"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=88"> ACOUSTICS KAHLE ACOUSTICS Brief encounter The aco</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=89"> ACOUSTICS T he inaugu</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=90"> ACOUSTICS The acoustic brie</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=91"> decoupling of reflection surfaces and acoustic vo</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=92"> DESIGN WILSON BUTLER ARCHITECTS Theater expansion</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=93"> compelling reasons for new audiences to come. The</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=94"> DESIGN Top left</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=95"> Wilson Butler Architects </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=96"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY STEELDECK Studio time The redeve</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=97"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=98"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY staircase remo</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=99"> LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADVERTISERS NOW! 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M</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 118" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=118"> STAGE TECHNOLOGY TREKWERK Tailor-made partners</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 119" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=119"> Show Canada developed the understage – which invo</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 120" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=120"> SEATING FERCO Winning combination W </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 121" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=121"> number of seats had swing-out panels to allow dis</a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 122" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=122"> A BACKSTAGE & MATT ROSS Michael Taormina, MD of </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 123" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=123"> </a> <a title="Auditoria Annual 2016 page 124" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/413560a7?page=124"> Tough application, ingenious solution Rexroth</a>