Acoustic Robots (Saba Garden Performance Hall)

To achieve the best acoustic performance in variable layout Saba Performance Hall, Tehran Municipality ordered the design and manufacturing of acoustic equipment to be installed under the ceiling of the hall. This equipment changes the geometry of the ceiling by the aid of robots having 4 large paddles capable of rotation around two axes and extending some 5m down from the ceiling. The surface porosity of the paddles are variable, changing their acoustic properties from full reflective to full absorptive. Hence the required acoustic environment according to type of show in the hall (theatre, movie projection, live show, concert and etc.) is achieved. Sample of the robot has been fabricated and presented to the client. This system is an Innovative technology created by DSDA.