Cultural spaces and large volumes


The Acoustic and Lighting Department of CSTB works in various topics related to the acoustic quality of interior volumes :

  • Measurement methods of room acoustic criteria
  • Evaluation of quality and relevance of room acoustic criteria
  • Acoustic scattering and measurement of diffusers (ISO 17497-1: 2004)
  • Public Address and specific electroacoustic systems
  • Acoustic comfort and quality of open-plan offices and large volumes (atriums, etc).
Pékin : Grand Théâtre National de Chine

Services :

All acoustic expertise of CSTB allows additional intervention to the strict auditorium acoustics: noise control of equipments of the building; acoustic insulation from the exterior noises, vibration sources, stage equipment noises and HVAC noises.

Consultancy to the architect

In close collaboration with well known architects, CSTB has been involved in many project of cultural spaces, including:

  • Pékin : National Grand Theatre of China
  • Shanghai : Pu Dong - Oriental Art Centre
  • Monaco : Grimaldi Forum
  • Moscou : Bolchoï Theatre
  • Paris : Bastille Opera

Consultancy to the owner

CSTB carries out the acoustic program or brief, for refurbishment or new construction projects such as:

  • Opéra de Marseille
  • Opéra de Strasbourg

Pékin : Grand Théâtre National de Chine
1ère image : Théatre
2nd image : Auditorium


CSTB can provide different solutions to improve the quality of room and complex volumes acoustics, depending on the client needs. Our state-of-the-art tools and products are:

Oriental Art Centre de Shanghai
Oriental Art Centre de Shanghai

Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Room Acoustic references