Lecture theatre/Assembly hall/Auditorium

Education, lecture hall, auditorium. Project: Polytechnika Warszawska (1999), Poland. Architect: Ewa Lachert. System: Focus E. Photo: Szymon Polanski.

These rooms are used for lectures and exams, two areas of use which are difficult to reconcile from the point of view of room acoustics. A lecture requires good speech intelligibility, while an exam needs sound to be suppressed in order for people to concentrate. If the room is also used for music and theatrical performances, planning the acoustics becomes complicated.

Acoustics
  • As it is impossible to optimise the room for each purpose, it is important to carry out a broad use analysis. Decide what the room will mainly be used for and plan for that purpose.
Ecophon's suggestion
  • Refer to an acoustic consultant.
Hand drawn illustrations. Used in Integration chapter.
At the back: Ecophon Wall Panel
 
The ceiling: Ecophon Master
 
Ecophon Master/gamma (reflector) might be needed above the speaker.
 
Building codes and standards
  • UK regulations, Building Bulletin 93 (BB93), states that in lecture rooms (fewer than 50 people) an unoccupied mid frequency (Tmf) reverberation time of <0.8 seconds must be achieved. In lecture rooms (more than 50 people) an unoccupied mid frequency (Tmf) reverberation time of <1.0 seconds must be achieved.
  • In assembly halls and multi purpose halls BB93 states an unoccupied mid frequency reverberation time of between 0.8 - 1.2 seconds must be achieved. It also states "For very large halls and auditoria, and for halls designed primarily for unamplified music rather than speech, designing solely in terms of reverberation time may not be appropriate and specialist advice should be sought."
  • No Swedish Standard.

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Sound in educational premises

Group of pupils, school, group study, education. Photo: Georg van der Weyden.

A good acoustic environment benefits both teaching and learning.

Ecophon references by - Building type

Architect: Farrell and Clark. Photo: Faraday Fotographic

See what good acoustics look like! Here we have sorted all references by Building type.

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