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Title: The Soundscapes of Antwerp: A Study on the Acoustic Genius Loci
Authors: Leus, Maria
Herssens, Jasmien
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Proceedings of the 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, p. 25-30
Series/Report: Energy Procedia
Series/Report no.: 78
Abstract: This research questions the importance of sound in relation to our city experiences. By means of analysing the characteristics of a soundscape in the city of Antwerp this study identifies Antwerp's genius loci. Moreover it is stated that soundscape, cultural heritage and public spaces amplify each other. Design concepts and strategic design methods can adopt soundscape in historical urban spaces in order to increase the quality of life. It is recommended that architects and urban planners interpret the aural score of the built environment in order to compose significant sustainable urban cities.
Notes: Herssens, J (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Fac Architecture & Arts, Agoralaan Gebouw E, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. maria.leus@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20443
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.109
ISI #: 000370934400005
ISSN: 1876-6102
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2017
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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