#35 - Sounds Heavenly

How & Why to Consider Acoustics First


Courtesy of the architects

The impressive Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg required a design team of over twenty, including Benjamin Koren, managing director and founder of One to One USA Inc. Following a CNN publication which notes the project as a collaboration between acoustician and architect, Koren speaks to ArchiExpo e-Magazine about how this project reflects the ideal collaborative process and can be used as a lesson for the future.

“I think it’s the first time that technical requirements were integrated entirely into the design.”

Koren explains how all players worked together to bring about the incredible concert hall, which has since received consistent press. As the design process continued, the team split into sub-teams, and Koren found himself working closely with renowned acoustician M. Toyota.

In Koren’s opinion, architecture professionals should begin a project considering the acoustic requirements first. He mentions how exciting working this way can be as it opens the door to design opportunities.

Listen to the interview with Benjamin Koren as he discusses how and why architecture professionals should consider acoustics first in the Soundcloud clip below.


acoustics first soundcloud


About the Author

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

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