K-array KZ12s installed in Sackler gallery30 May 2014
The Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington gardens recently commissioned architect group Zaha Hadid Architects to create the Sackler Gallery, a former gunpowder store built in 1805.
Arup Associates were commissioned to specify the system requirements for the audio and video features of the gallery that could be used for day-to-day announcements, playback, artist visits and accommodate demanding installations with unique audio specifications.
The 10cm-long K-array KZ12s were installed in the two powder rooms where you can view the visiting artists work.
The KZ12s were installed among the beams which are connected to a KKS50 bass array containing four 4” transducers tucked away on a windowsill, out of sight.
The audio installation was managed by Jake Miller from RG Jones. “It was important from Arup’s point of view that the speaker system provided full-range sound – bass response below 100Hz without being obtrusive to the eye,” explains Miller.