During the Spring semester 2013 Victoria Meyers architect will be teaching a course that includes and covers Sound Urbanism at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture. The course will review sound as it shapes spaces, both in buildings and in urban spaces.
hMa's North Neighborhood is supported by their sound urbanist building, DWi-P, defining the space of the Battery Park City Parks area, from the Western edge of DWi-P to West Street (see isometric above).
DWi-P's interactive Sound Wall facilitates a deeper reading of the building, and extends the 'viewers' understanding of the Hudson River and water in the parks within the North Neighborhood to the edge of the site at West Street.
These and other concepts relating sound to urban space and architecture will be the focus of the course.
DWi-P is a 65,000 square foot community Center accessed from North End Avenue, between Murray and Warren Streets. DWi-P features a 15,000 square-foot Green Roof, a community center program inside the building, and a 550-foot long Interactive Glass Wall. DWi-P is on track to receive a Platinum LEED rating.
For more information about hMa, Victoria Meyers architect, DWi-P, and ideas about sound urbanism, and sound in architecture, visit the hMa website, www.hanrahanMeyers.com.