Welcoming sounds from around the world.

In addition to invaluable works of art, the Aga Khan Museum was to include a peace garden and a Recital Hall that had to serve the music of both the Occident and the Orient. It was also to be located beside one of the noisiest highways in the country.
To control noise, we used sophisticated 3-D environmental noise modelling calibrated to actual site measurements. To keep the recital hall quiet, we used an HVAC displacement system, something that Aercoustics has done seminal research on.
Another recommendation to improve room acoustics was to raise the ceiling from the original plan. So, as cars and trucks thunder by – serenity within the museum brings calm and peace to its visitors.

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