Youth Church Vienna

Youth Church Vienna

The parish of St. Florian in the 4th district of Vienna houses Austria’s first youth church. This is a project of the Catholic Youth of the Archdiocese of Vienna and certainly an exception in its kind, not least because services take place with live music.

The Church

The modern, rectilinear building consists of an 18-meter high central section and two extensive areas to the left and right, with a relatively low room height. The church is 40 meters long and the smooth, unembellished right-angled boundary surfaces create acoustics that are rather difficult for sound reinforcement tasks. The reverberation time is over five seconds in certain frequency ranges.

In accordance with the modern concept of the parish of St. Florian, to bring youth and religion together, the church was rebuilt and technically upgraded so that in the future, mass can also be held.

Concept and Implementation

4-solutions was commissioned with the technical implementation of the project. Alcons Audio was chosen as it best suited the requirements of the project.  The characteristics of the QR36 full-range cylinder shaft modules offered an extremely convincing performance. This ensures excellent speech intelligibility in all areas of the church and the reproduction of musical material also meets the highest requirements.

Two Alcons Audio QR36 modules per side were used, powered by an ALC4 controller amplifier. They are mounted in specially manufactured, mobile tripods, perfectly meeting the requirements of the church. The operation of the loudspeakers is normally provided in such a way that the microphones are positioned in front of the loudspeakers. The speakers themselves are placed unobtrusively on the front wall of the church.