Mauritius Auditorium Design Case Study
This multimedia courseware focuses on an acoustical design of the polyvalent hall at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center on the island of Mauritius. The multi-use hall was praised as a “fabulous building and quite and achievement” after successfully hosting a United Nations conference without any acoustical problems. Later, as a band rehearsed for the building’s first rock concert, the sound quality fell severely short of expectations. A problem arose with the loud music, requiring a reconsideration of the hall’s design before it could provide satisfactory acoustics for any similar events.
The materials provided here will introduce students to the following concepts:
- Solving a design problem using global engineering standards
- Applying the mechanics of acoustical design and acoustics engineering
- Evaluating multiple alternative solutions to a design problem using a Decision Support System
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