KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Year Completed: 2011
Application: Performing Arts Center
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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The project included underfloor diffusers beneath auditorium seats which offered distinct energy efficiency advantages, the quietest possible air distribution, and enhanced thermal comfort due to the low risk of draft sensation. Curved underfloor displacement diffusers are situated where the suspension cables meet the floor and are custom crafted to exacting architectural requirements and blend seamlessly with the space. Price designed 100 plus more feet of specialty curved linear floor grilles that wrap the exterior wall, theaters and staircase. The use of displacement ventilation significantly increased energy savings within the building when compared to other approaches.
Did you know…
Price was the only manufacturer with the capability to provide customized solutions required to meet the demanding performance requirements of the performing arts facility. The local design team, W.L. Cassell, visited both the Price Technical Center in Atlanta and the North Research Center in Canada to view mock-ups of the space and firsthand testing of the displacement ventilation. These visits supported the selection of the Price team.
Design Architect: Moshe Safdie Architects
Associate Architect: BNIM Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Arup USA Inc.
Local MEP Engineer: W.L. Cassell & Associates Inc.