ACOUSTIC DESIGN OF EXHIBITIONS WITH RELEVANT AUDIO CONTENT

Design of public spaces, museums, restaurants, boutiques and commercial areas is a complex and multisensorial discipline. The role of acoustics in museums and temporary exhibitions is important and attractive. Sometimes the place must be equally enjoyable for different types of users. This must be combined with the need to manage sounds and noise in the right way. Exhibitions with audio contents are a typical case of evidence for this problem. The variety of visitors moves and uses the space with different and personal rhythms and methods of observation, the viewing experience can be easily ruined by the intrusion of unwanted or inappropriate sounds. In rooms it is necessary to consider different systems with passive characteristics (sound absorbtion, reflection, diffusion), adaptable to the particular needs of permanent and temporary exhibitions. At the same time the acoustic project must take in account speakers that must be able to play in the various areas of the space punctual or diffuse sounds and soundscapes, in order to create customized solutions related to the active listening, the background and information.

Autori: Busa, Luzzi