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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2022: Fifth Conference of IBPSA-Italy


A Project Focused on Sound Diffusion: The Acoustics of the Auditorium Yves St Laurent of Marrakech in Combination With its Innovative Architectural Design

Lamberto Tronchin, Antonella Bevilacqua, Ruoran Yan

Abstract: Yves St Laurent Auditorium was built at the core of Morocco as part of the museum that honors the French fashion designer. The interior and architectural design of the Auditorium evokes the colors and the materials typical of Marrakech, with bricks and wood being the primary structural resources of construction there. The shoebox envelope was modeled to accommodate ergonomically the select audience attending specific performances oriented towards fashion design. The sound diffusion was realized with the application of quadratic residue diffusers (QRD) installed on all the walls in a vertical configuration. These acoustic panels increase the phenomenon of sound scattering in all directions, making listening very warm and comfortable. This paper deals with the assessment of the main acoustic parameters gathered by the acoustic simulations of a digital model. The simulated values were compared with the optimal values of performing arts spaces of similar room volume.
Pages: 111 - 116