Eric Parry Architects chosen to design new recital hall for UK’s leading music school
Eric Parry Architects has been appointed by Wells Cathedral School to design a new facility for the teaching, learning and performance of music in the heart of Wells City, Somerset.
Known as Cedars Hall, the new £3.5million design will contain a technically-excellent recital hall and inter-connected flexible spaces for teaching, rehearsing, performing and recording. The warm timber finished recital hall is recessed into the surrounding garden, which is visible from the hall through large windows. Natural light fills the space during the day and the building becomes a lantern in the landscape during the evenings. The stage, seating and acoustic wall panels within the hall can be adapted for various layouts with differing acoustic qualities suitable for a range of music styles and audience configurations. Exposed structural beams in the roof further enhance the acoustic performance of the space.