Variant at Artica's Cultural Center

The D.A.S Variant systems were supplied and installed by Teison


Artica, a village on the outskirts of Pamplona, in the region of Navarre, recently opened its Maria de Maeztu Cultural Center, housed in a spectacular and modern building. The facilities include a main function room, complete with stage, which has been complemented by the installation of D.A.S. Variant systems which not only integrate perfectly into the carefully chosen stage décor but make this exemplary cultural complex versatile too.

, based in Navarre and directed by Jose Antonio Echavarri. They are especially designed for use in small and medium sized installations like this and Teison installed four powered Variant 25A systems and a Variant 18A unit for low frequency reinforcement on each side of the stage. This system configuration provided quality sound pressure and even coverage for all of the 250 seats in the main function room. The ultra-compact design of Variant systems provides high output and exceptional sound in an attractive, light and visually discreet enclosure.

The entire system was configured using the EASE Focus acoustic simulation software which determines ideal dispersion angles for each one of the systems ensuring great array performance.

The Maria de Maeztu Cultural Center was designed by the architects Miguel Ayape and Andres Martinez and occupies an area of more than 2300m2, divided into a lower ground level and three floors. The lower ground level incorporates two multi-use rooms and the stage dressing rooms and storage room. The 250-capacity main function room is on the ground floor together with an exhibition room, two meeting rooms and a cafeteria. The first floor houses a 450m2 library and finally on the top floor there are another five multi-use rooms. Facilities like these have to be able to respond to any cultural or educational requirements, and this center does exactly that.

This cultural center forms a very important part of the region's social infrastructure, so much so that the leader of the Navarrese Government, Mr. Miguel Sanz Sesma presided over the opening ceremony of this building which cost more than three million Euros to construct. It is without doubt, a first class facility, combining tradition and modernity all under one roof.

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