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Holland Performing Arts Center | Omaha, Nebraska
The Peter Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center | Omaha, Nebraska || Another fine, new concert hall; acoustic design is now a "science," not an art, by way of computer modeling. The best configuration, the right features, skilled design and acoustic science create a concert hall that is very pleasing by any measure. And, typically it is designed in a inoffensive, pleasing standard corporate modernist style that is guaranteed not to challenge anyone's expectations.
The World’s Quietest Room Scientists at Minneapolis’ Orfield Labs created their own soundless room, an anechoic chamber. -9 db. The chamber is so quiet that the subjects can even hear their own organs functioning. Although extremely interesting, the experience is rather unpleasant. Not one subject has spent more than 45 minutes in the chamber alone. Leaving a person to only their thoughts, the chamber could drive them insane.