Soundscape in open plan school

The Acoustics in the price winning project of Ørestad Gymnasium, Denmark, is made by A. E. Wiuff in coorporation with Odeon A/S. The architecs are 3xNielsen. (Gymnasium in Danish means college or upper secondary school)

[1] The Open plan school, Ørestad gymnasium is an example of an acoustic environment, where the auralisation of Odeon was a necessary tool in achieving a successfull project.

Using Odeon auralisation, it was possible to present different scenarios and have a group of architects, engineers and future users evaluate the acoustic qualities in different zones and in-between the zones.

[2] The wire frame model was imported with layers from the architects 3D model.

Using Odeon auralisation, it was possible to present different scenarios and have a group of architects, engineers and future users evaluate the acoustic qualities in different zones and in-between the zones.

[3] When several teaching activities are integrated into the same volume it is evident that sound insulation between the different parts will be poor. A number of volumes are coupled to one another in a complex manner and diffuse field theory can not be used. Therefore rules for reverberation time alone are not representative to describe the acoustics in the open plan space.

Using Odeon auralisation, it was possible to present different scenarios and have a group of architects, engineers and future users evaluate the acoustic qualities in different zones and in-between the zones.

[4] Ørestad Gymnasium is a compromise between inspiring architecture and little acoustic privacy in the learning environment. A good way to control this complex assignment is to present the users to different options with the means of auralisations (see below).

Using Odeon auralisation, it was possible to present different scenarios and have a group of architects, engineers and future users evaluate the acoustic qualities in different zones and in-between the zones.

[5] The plenty organic forms could give problems with focusing, but in this case the organic forms are mostly convecs and improves the acoustics by avoiding some echoes from parallel walls.

Using Odeon auralisation, it was possible to present different scenarios and have a group of architects, engineers and future users evaluate the acoustic qualities in different zones and in-between the zones.