Wivi Lönn School Noise Modelling

Sweco's experts designed a noise solution for the Wivi Lönn school in Hämeenpuisto, which has reduced the amount of noise coming into the school yard area. Alexander's School is one of the city's largest and most centrally located School in Tampere.

There are huge changes in the school environment that
will cause additional sound to the area.
The aim was to minimize the noise in the stylish noise bar, which was completed in 2017 and designed by Sweco's structural designers.

School noise issues were designed together with the architect and Swecos designers,
using noise modeling.
Our environmental specialists use noise modeling to determine the current state of environmental noise and the future and expected environmental impacts.

Using noise modeling, the current noise situation in the school environment was
visualized and predicted to account for the impact of future tram traffic on
noise emissions.

"We built a noise model for noise design, which took into account important
environmental factors such as traffic volumes and routes, the shape and quality
of terrain, and the location and height of nearby buildings.
The model was mapped and considered at how the noise spreads in the viewing area”, says Pekka Lähde, environmental designer.

The noise modeling was used in the project, especially in determining the
appropriate height of the noise barrier.
The architect involved in the project gave several different options to the fence height, and the noise model was used to examine how different solutions affected the noise levels of a yard.

Modeling is of great benefit to the increasingly compact urban design. Near
Alexander's school decided to build a new tram line during our project, and our
experts quickly received the changing environmental factors.
Cooperation
with the City of Tampere was good and our experts got the best information
about the tram project to support of design.

Modeling is a very powerful and reliable way to anticipate the effects of different
development processes and alternatives.
It supports urban planning and its utilization. Noise impact assessment is becoming more common, as demand levels are likely to increase even in smaller projects.There are huge changes in the school environment that will cause additional sound to the area. The aim was to minimize the noise in the stylish noise bar, which was completed in 2017 and designed by Sweco's structural designers.

School noise issues were designed together with the architect and Swecos designers,
using noise modeling.
Our environmental specialists use noise modeling to determine the current state of environmental noise and the future and expected environmental impacts.

Using noise modeling, the current noise situation in the school environment was
visualized and predicted to account for the impact of future tram traffic on
noise emissions.

"We built a noise model for noise design, which took into account important
environmental factors such as traffic volumes and routes, the shape and quality
of terrain, and the location and height of nearby buildings.
The
model was mapped and considered at how the noise spreads in the viewing area”, says
Pekka Lähde, environmental designer.

The noise modeling was used in the project, especially in determining the
appropriate height of the noise barrier.
The
architect involved in the project gave several different options to the fence
height, and the noise model was used to examine how different solutions
affected the noise levels of a yard.

Modeling is of great benefit to the increasingly compact urban design. Near
Alexander's school decided to build a new tram line during our project, and our
experts quickly received the changing environmental factors.
Cooperation
with the City of Tampere was good and our experts got the best information
about the tram project to support of design.

Modeling is a very powerful and reliable way to anticipate the effects of different
development processes and alternatives.
It
supports urban planning and its utilization. Noise impact assessment is
becoming more common, as demand levels are likely to increase even in smaller
projects.