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Translated title of the contribution: Soundscape of the New Children's Hospital

Antti Ikonen, Outi Ampuja (Other), Miikka Peltomaa (Other), Jon-Patrik Kuhlefelt (Other), Tytti Arola (Sound designer), Moumita Roy (Sound designer), Juuso Heikkilä (Sound designer), Tuomas Norvio (Sound designer), Rauli Valo (Sound designer), Miikkael Anttila (Sound designer), Max Huttunen (Developer), Aleksi Taipale (Developer)

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The New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki is the largest children’s clinic in Finland having patients coming from all over the country. The hospital won the 2018 Finlandia Prize for Architecture shortly after it was taken into use. The soundscape of the New Children’s Hospital was designed and implemented by Sound in New Media, Master of Arts, students from Aalto University’s Media Lab under the instruction of University Lecturer, Antti Ikonen.

The soundscape is generative and the 60-channel IP-audio sound system covers all floors and elevators of the building. The sounds are designed according to the visual themes of the floors aiming at a soothing experience which also makes the hospital feel friendly for the children. The project is ongoing and the soundscape will be developed and fine-tuned utilising feedback from both visitors and employees of the hospital.
Translated title of the contributionSoundscape of the New Children's Hospital
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherNew Children's Hospital
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance

Field of art

  • Composition


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