Turning vanes with some acoustical attributes are today’s latest trend, but Aero-Dyne Turning Vanes have always been engineered for sound control performance, any important feature that has set our turning vane solutions apart from competitors for over 40 years.
One building in which Aero-Dyne Turning Vanes are featured is, Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony, was Seattle’s first facility designed exclusively for symphonic music performances.
Aero-Dyne H-E-P Turning Vanes and Rail were specified by the Mechanical Design Team to reduce generated sound power levels contributing to the overall acoustical performance of the building.
Aero-Dyne continues to be an important part of any project where high acoustical performance is priority.
The precise airfoil contour reduces generated sound power to the lowest attainable levels, and lower sound power results in lower sound pressure.
LMN Architects designed the hall. In 2001, the design was awarded the National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. Magnusson Klemencic Associates provided structural engineering services on the project.
Per Wikipedia…”The performance hall is insulated from the rumbles of the traffic in these tunnels and the streets outside the hall by floating on rubber pads which insulate it from the outer shell of the building.
These same noise-insulation features would also serve to dampen the destructive effects of any prospective earthquakes.”