Chiesa di S. Maria Nuova
Designed by Arch. Mario Botta, the Church of Santa Maria Nuova is "an innovative art work and worthy of being visited"Read more
The Church of Santa Maria Nuova in Terranuova Bracciolini was inaugurated on Saturday, October 9, 2010 with a large gathering of the faithful. From the beginning it was considered "an innovative art work and worthy of being visited” - designed by one of the most important figures of contemporary architecture, the Ticino architect Mario Botta (Architect Mario Botta on Wikipedia), whose production since 1960 has ranged from single-family homes, original expressions of the Ticino school, up to large public buildings, libraries, theaters, museums, churches and synagogues built throughout the world.
Being able to collaborate with a team of designers to such a high level has been a privilege.
Mario Botta Architetti Studio provided us with the designs by which we could make a 3D acoustic CAD model to study internal sound propagation. The particular geometry of the room made it difficult to achieve good acoustics. For this reason we developed a correction able to lower the reverberation time, together with the electroacoustic system planning, able to increase the intelligibility of speech parameters.
|Area||450 m2||Volume||4000 m3|
|Reverberation time||2.8s @ empty room; 1.9s @ occupied|