Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

To provide this new 43,000 square foot museum with a comfortable, versatile venue for daily informational screenings, film, streaming telecasts, lectures, and live music, we designed an intimate recital hall of exceptional acoustic quality. The 115-seat venue features a variable acoustic system embedded in the walls, as well as sound-diffusing panels and acoustic reflectors. Exceptional sound isolation was achieved through specially designed doors and a double-skin envelope. Motorized battens allow the easy rigging of lights and equipment, and our design and specification of all-LED performance lighting provided energy-efficient performance versatility. The room features state-of-the-art audio and projection systems, automated and programmable house lighting, and instant translation and satellite telecast systems. The technical systems were seamlessly integrated into the architecture, allowing audiences to focus solely on performances—not on the equipment. Our team was also reasonable for the acoustic environment outside the recital hall. Free of mechanical and exterior noise, the exhibit spaces can function as intended—fostering thought and reflection on the work of Yves Saint Laurent and the culture he helped shape.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Credit: Courtesy of Studio KO
Owner

Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent Foundation

Architect

Studio KO

Acoustician

Theatre Projects

Users

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

Seat count

115

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Interactive media, Recital hall, Cinema, Museum

Services

Theatre planning, theatre design, theatre equipment design and specification, acoustics

Completion

2017

Venue website

museeyslmarrakech.com/en/

Credit: Courtesy of Studio KO
Credit: Courtesy of Studio KO

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