Delve into the process
In the legend is the parametric definition of one of a million sound-diffusing cells, the diameter and depth of each one. Each cell was placed topologically onto the Great Hall’s wall surfaces and controlled in shape, size, depth, and location computationally based on the acoustician’s requirements.
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Elbphilharmonie, is the Herzog & de Meuron’s spectacular Concert Hall project realised in the northern German port town of Hamburg. The heart of the project is the Great Hall, developed in collaboration with One To One and the acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, that exhibits an highly advanced, custom developed acoustic interior skin.
The curvilinear, intricately intertwining wall is comprised of 10,000 unique gypsum fiber panels with a special sound diffusing pattern applied to each piece.
The design of the diffusing pattern was meant to reflect some of the design motives of the project as a whole: this task was resolved by developing custom algorithms employing specific parametric definitions for the cells.
Each cell was placed topologically onto the Great Hall’s wall surfaces and controlled in shape, size, depth, and location computationally based on the acoustic requirements.