Woodward was chosen as the design builder for a new 400 seat auditorium at the growing Federal City campus in Algiers.
This facility serves both the military and the general public, providing a great new addition to the surrounding community. It is built to accommodate a variety of military and community events, serving as a multi-purpose meeting space as well as a venue for occasional music performances.
Two types of acoustic wall panels absorb and diffuse sound throughout the auditorium and STC rated doors help control sound in key locations. An A/V system, including stage lighting, was installed for when the auditorium hosts performances. A dimmable lighting system throughout the auditorium allows for adjustable lighting to accommodate a wide variety of meetings, presentations and performances. To maximize the flexibility of the space, an STC rated operable partition was installed so that the room can accommodate two simultaneous gatherings without any disruptions from sounds. The A/V system can display two separate presentations for when the space is separated for multiple uses.
Additionally, the auditorium includes many sustainable features and was awarded LEED Silver Certifcation by the United States Green Building Council.