Evaluation of Ortahisar Municipality Building Interior Spaces in Terms of Noise Levels

Aydın B., Kavraz M.

PLANARCH - Design and planning research (Online), vol.8, no.1, pp.58-66, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In the study, the acoustic comfort conditions of the interiors of the Trabzon Ortahisar Municipality Building were evaluated depending on the noise level values. Noise level measurements were made indoors in Ortahisar Municipality of Ortahisar District, the center of Trabzon, and acceptable values and measurement results were compared. First, the current architectural project of Ortahisar Municipality was obtained from the Survey Project Directorate to determine the measurement points. The causes of indoor noise and density conditions in the units were evaluated by making on-site observations. Then, measurement points were determined on the project in line with the data obtained. Four measurements of 15 minutes each between 10.00-11.00 hours at the specified measurement points were completed in 24 working days. The values of the noise level measurement results depending on the frequencies were obtained. In the last stage of the study, the noise level measurement values obtained were compared with the acceptable values specified in the relevant standards. As a result of the study, it was determined that the noise level measurement results were generally above acceptable values in the background at medium and high frequencies.