HOLISTIC APPROACHES IN URBAN PLANNING AND IN THE ACOUSTIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS

Soundscapes play a decisive and discriminating role in the urban scenarios, made of noisy and (hopefully) quiet areas. The design of built environment must consider living and working spaces where man-made elements, machineries and infrastructures are often real landmarks as well as their sounds and noises are soundmarks. In the holistic design integrated approach, based on the idea of safeguarding people’s health, comfort and serenity, acoustics is one of the founding elements of the man-habitat-environment system. Some examples of solutions for the design of acoustic quality in urban areas and buildings are shown, giving evidence to aspects like multisensory approach for global comfort, choice of sustainable acoustic materials as a part of the circular economy and users opinion, in terms of noise awareness an participatory design.

Autori: Luzzi