Sound is one of the major factors that defines our experience of cities and neighborhoods. This project considers sound as a starting point for the creation of the urban environment rather than a result. Strategies of noise mitigation and activation create a built topography of mountains, valleys, and channels out of the city’s buildings, roads and walkways to create quiet zones for meditation and living or bring the sound of lively public spaces through the city to draw people towards retail, performances or community events.

Project Credits:
Principal in Charge: Sophia Chang