2oo9, Zaragoza Spain, 1o.ooo sqm
– Acoustique Project Manager for MCBAT
The Art and Technology Center of Zaragoza (Etopia), located in the linear park that forms the Portillo and Almozara Park spaces, is a new facility designed to promote the most innovative projects within the Digital Mile area, in the field of content, multimedia and 3D sectors, art, videogames, design, etc. Etopia is a powerful installation with a total constructed area of more than 16,000sqm (13,000 sqm) that functions simultaneously as a center of contemporary culture, a showcase for the most avant-garde artistic expressions, a workshop for creators and technologists, a training space specialized in the new areas created by the intersection of art and technology, the laboratory of ideas for the digital city and the incubator of new companies in the content sector. Among the main eTopia components, Acousthink was part of the design stage and construction of the amphitheater and MediaLabs (audiovisual laboratories). The amphitheater has a capacity of 224 people and is especially designed as a conference room, screening room, multipurpose room, and many other applications, thanks to its acoustic elements such as the MLS diffusers of various sizes and frequencies in the ceiling clouds and thanks to the facilities like the translation or projection rooms. The soundproofing, hvac, electrics, … of the MediaLabs have been built and its entirety pending to equip the spaces and end the acoustic treatment. It will be a recording studio, with several control rooms and live recording rooms, some of them with ceilings up to 9 meters high and volumes of 10.000m3. Images courtesy of MACBAD© .