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February 21
Auditorium made of wood to optimize acoustics

​​​The Italian city, L’Aquila, is home to one of the most unique structures we’ve seen yet! Made entirely of wood, the multicolored auditorium was intentionally designed to optimize the building’s acoustic function. Materials were prefabricated and then assembled onsite – using 800,000 nails, 100,000 screws and 10,000 brackets.

More than 90 trees were planted to replenish the timber used to construct the building. It’s beautiful, functional and sustainable! Visit the article​ from ArchDaily for photos of the space and to learn more.

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