This report looks at the optimisation of a façade of a small primary school block, so to achieve the best possible performance in regards to acoustics, daylight, ventilation and energy use.
Notes for Ze's Lecture at Bath University.
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Winford school is located directly under the flight path of Bristol Airport, as such noise ingress is a significant issue. During the design stage of this building several design options where reviewed.
St Peters school is located in relatively close proximity to the M5 and as such, environmental noise levels are too high to allow for natural ventilation through openable windows.
Rogiet Primary School is a timber frame building, located between the M4, M48 and in close proximity to the intercity train between Swansea and London.
London and West London Academies, two large £30M+ Academy are both designed around a natural ventilation, incorporating cross ventilation.
Llwynderw Primary School is a project in Abergaveny that MACH Acoustics worked on in partnership with Stride Treglown Architects and Willmott Dixon.
The Law Court at the University of Hertfordshire is a £10M advanced facility, including a full-scale courtroom with public gallery, a working law clinic, a purpose built mediation centre and a dedicated CPD suite, as well as a large number of offices and classrooms.
Dartington Primary School is located in close proximity to the A384; a large busy road.
MACH Acoustics, in collaboration with Capita Architects, was involved in the sustainable refurbishment of Bristol University’s Graduate School.
The Learning Zone lies at the heart of the regeneration and redevelopment of the former steelworks at Ebbw Vale, the largest regeneration project in Wales.
MACH was asked to provide advice on acoustic treatments for the Reception space and atrium with Allies & Morrison’s office.
MACH was appointed by BAM Construction to provide acoustic design advice for the second phase of the proposed Imperial Tobacco development in Bristol.
The design of Keynsham Town Hall is such that the open plan offices, lobby, café, breakout areas and some office spaces are connected through voids, creating one large open plan building.
MACH was asked by Willmott Dixon to review the likely acoustic performance of the open plan office spaces at Keynsham Town Hall.
This document is intended to provide some design rules-of-thumb to consider for any auditorium project when setting out the building layout, the room shape, height and what finishes to use.