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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Design Evaluation And Strategies: The Case Of University Auditoriums
Author: Kowaltowski D.C.C.K.
Pina S.A.M.G.
Bertoli S.R.
Soler C.
Abstract: This paper presents a study of auditorium spaces in Universities, with a seating capacity of 300 to 400. The study verified the design procedures adopted by architects and consultants. Building performance was assessed through technical measurements and questionnaires applied in two auditoriums. Evaluation results showed that areas reserved for circulation and sight lines are not ideal in the two auditoriums, but the intelligibility of the rooms and thermal and artificial lighting conditions were good, although users complained about low temperatures. Thermal comfort was shown to depend exclusively on air-conditioning in the local hot and humid climate and the audio-visual requirements of such auditoriums. The study also showed that the design process is complex and needs to address a large number of variables (sight lines, circulation, accessibility and evacuation, effects of artificial lighting, speech intelligibility, air-conditioning). Acoustics is a major issue and consultants have an influence on design solutions. The study demonstrated that specific design strategies should be adopted to assure design quality for auditorium spaces. Building Performance Assessment (BPA) data and a good design repertoire can guide the decision making process. An outline of a method is presented based on MEHTA, JOHNSON e ROCAFORT (1999).
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Date Issue: 2006
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