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Paris, Parc de Bercy

The acoustic quality of architectural spaces has a strong influence on how urban environments work. In this lecture we show why that is the case, and what consequences and opportunities result from it.

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Acoustic design for the sustainable improvement of the urban realm:
Strengthening places from within; defining areas without sealing them off; strengthening connections within the urban fabric; improving the legibility and comprehensibility of environments; supporting movement and activities.

Adopting qualitative (instead of quantitative) standards:
Acoustic design based on aesthetical principles; shaping the entire acoustic frequency spectrum, including low frequencies; paying attention to architectural forms and proportions (monotonous designs are a common cause of acoustical problems); emphasizing acoustic qualities that support the particular purpose and use of a space.

"[Inès & Fabian Neuhaus] lead the debate on noise emissions out of its one-dimensionality."

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