The Acoustics of the Holy Family Church in Salerno

Authors

  • Gino Iannace Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3182-3934
  • Giuseppe Ciaburro Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
  • Amelia Trematerra Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Keywords:

church, acoustic measurements, worship acoustics, sound diffusion, reverberation time

Abstract

The church of the Holy Family in Salerno (Italy) built in 1971 radically revolutionized the spatial structure of pre-conciliar church building design. The circular stepped geometry of the roof required a complex work with the employment of shipyard workers to come out with a unique geometry. However, such futuristic geometry also resulted in challenging conditions for its acoustics, as they emerged when the construction was completed. In this paper, the results of measurements of the spatial distribution of the acoustic characteristics in this large space are reported. The analysis of the acoustic parameter values confirms the poor acoustic conditions for speech and music listening. With the help of modelling, the authors have investigated possible solutions for the acoustic correction of this modern architecture. This paper reports the conclusions of such a study.

Author Biography

Gino Iannace, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Dipartimento di Architettura e Disegno Industriale

Published

2020-03-17

How to Cite

1.
Iannace G, Ciaburro G, Trematerra A. The Acoustics of the Holy Family Church in Salerno. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2020Mar.17 [cited 2020Sep.29];48(1). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3374

Issue

Section

Article - Architectural Acoustics