Virtual acoustics is a useful tool for studying ancient environments now part of our cultural heritage. The acoustic restitution of an existing building, or even of a no more existing building, allows understanding its acoustic and architectural evolution. St. John’s Baptistery is located in Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa), which is a homogenous architectural ensemble including the Leaning Tower and the Cathedral. Due to the succession of different masters, the Baptistery was built in stylistic disagreement with the earliest design, resulting in the actual architecture that provides interesting acoustic peculiarities. This work presents the virtual acoustic restitution of potential first designs, based on previous studies. The accurate calibration of the existing Baptistery model enables us to achieve a believable acoustic restitutions through the auralisation techniques. More in details the acoustic coupling between the volumes of the building – respectively the dome, the matroneum and the ambulatory – was studied with measurements and numerical simulations. Furthermore, the layout of a Gregorian soloists in the choir part of the Baptistery was simulated according to musicological researchers, both in unoccupied and occupied conditions.

A Virtual Acoustic Restitution of St John’s Baptistery in Pisa

Rovigatti A.
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Rossi E.;Fratoni G.;D’Orazio D.;Garai M.
2019

Abstract

Virtual acoustics is a useful tool for studying ancient environments now part of our cultural heritage. The acoustic restitution of an existing building, or even of a no more existing building, allows understanding its acoustic and architectural evolution. St. John’s Baptistery is located in Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa), which is a homogenous architectural ensemble including the Leaning Tower and the Cathedral. Due to the succession of different masters, the Baptistery was built in stylistic disagreement with the earliest design, resulting in the actual architecture that provides interesting acoustic peculiarities. This work presents the virtual acoustic restitution of potential first designs, based on previous studies. The accurate calibration of the existing Baptistery model enables us to achieve a believable acoustic restitutions through the auralisation techniques. More in details the acoustic coupling between the volumes of the building – respectively the dome, the matroneum and the ambulatory – was studied with measurements and numerical simulations. Furthermore, the layout of a Gregorian soloists in the choir part of the Baptistery was simulated according to musicological researchers, both in unoccupied and occupied conditions.
Proc. 23rd International Conference on Acoustics integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019 - ICA 2019
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Rovigatti A., Rossi E., Fratoni G., D’Orazio D., Garai M.
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