Acoustic design of a theatre – Day 1

It is good to be back into the thick of it: performing arts design. Today, it is a 1200 seat theatre. And there is a lot of work to be done.

First, this will be analysed in Rhino and Grasshopper for acoustic volume estimation, sightlines, ray-tracing and estimations of source strength (G), sound clarity (C80, C50) and the general early efficiency of the room.

Then, the model will be optimised to achieve the most even coverage of early lateral reflections and finally, we will run simulations to quantify the changes.

The 1200 seats will enjoy excellent acoustic conditions. Let’s get to work on that.

We will post updates as things progress. The ray-tracing has seriously evolved since our last publication on it. Stay tuned!