Naro Assembly Hall
Features: The newly developed hall has a 2,000 person capacity and is located within a Himalayan nunnery in Druk Amitabha Mountain, seat of the Drukpa Lineage in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Vipac’s role: To design and supervise installation of the hall’s acoustic fit-out to ensure a range of different activities is accommodated, including conferences, teachings, kungfu and cultural performances.
Challenge: Limited access to technology and materials, working in dizzying heights 1,500 metres above sea level and developing acoustic treatment that meets the needs of a variety of activities.
Benefit: Vipac engineers performed the acoustic fit-out to cater for the varying acoustical requirements without compromising the hall’s aesthetics. This included employing a novel method to maximise speech intelligibility and reduce reverberation time to ensure that speakers are clearly heard and understood during teachings and sermons.