The acoustic design of rooms can play a crucial part in determining the operational effectiveness of the space. This is self evident in spaces such as auditoria or broadcast facilities, where the acoustic response of the space is often the primary design focus. However, good acoustic design is also important for less acoustically sensitive buildings, such as schools, offices and medical facilities. Cass Allen has a wide experience of designing many type of internal spaces, backed up by state of the art 3D modelling and calculation facilities.
Cellar Multimedia Centre at Stowe House
Client: Stowe Preservation Trust
Scope: Cass Allen Associates was commissioned to give acoustic design advice for an exhibition on behalf of the Stowe Preservation Trust.
This multimedia exhibition is being created in the cellar of Stowe House which is a Grade I listed country house, also home of Stowe School. The exhibition will tell the history of the family and estate using three audio-visual `Talking Portraits’ which will run simultaneously.
The existing cellar had highly acoustically reflective room surfaces and had high reverberation levels. By generating a 3D noise model, Cass Allen designed the speaker placement and required acoustic absorption into the cellar in order to reduce the reverberation levels and achieve optimum listening conditions for visitors of the exhibition.