Sound maps

I remember stumbling upon an article on my news feed wherein it said that a computer algorithm designed a concert hall with a really long and weird name. The architects consulted an “acoustician” that provided them an optimal sound map for the auditorium. They used vectors for this so that they could illustrate how the sounds would bounce off the walls and which parts of the room would produce echoes. Using the values produced by the sound map as parameters, the architects created the algorithm that would design the intricate acoustic panels they used to construct the room.

PS. The concert hall is called Elbphilharmonie. 😁