Catalogue of Soundscape Intervention

Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions

Example List

A small urban park, combining different soundscape elements like the implementation of audio islands. Implemented in 2009.

A pavilion in Zagreb’s forest-park Maksimir, built to echo sounds especially well. Implemented in 1843.

Based on a soundscape study, an integrated infrastructural solution to promote sustainable urban development was created. Implementation started in 1997.

A mechanical installation with musical features that is built into Zadar’s seaside promenade. Implemented in 2005.

A square, positioned between a major trunk road and Sheffield’s train station, featuring a dynamic system of water fountains and a Cutting Edge Sculpture. Implemented in 2006.

An electroacoustic installation placed on the roof of the Kunsthaus Graz museum. Implemented in 2003.

An approach based on urban sound planning to design and manage a city’s public spaces. Implemented in 2014.

A centrally located park hosting events in an outdoor theatre. Implemented in 2011.

One of the thirteen gardens of the revitalized coastal public city area in Thessaloniki. Implemented in 2014.

A popular urban oasis that was built on top of a sunken freeway. Implemented in 1976.

An installation at Fukushima Pier that transmits the sound of tidal waves from beneath the pier to the promenade above. Implemented in 2000.

An open-air living room that creates a quiet and relaxing place with a musical fountain. Implemented in 1987.

An permanent installation comprised of 39 upturned bells. Implemented in 2002.

An installation designed for exploring music and sound phenomena at an primary school playground in Brooklyn, NY. Implemented in 1996.

An acoustic installation in Sempione Park in Milan. Implemented in 2009.

Five outdoor sculptures that are designed to reflect sunlight and create harmonic musical sounds as they spin in the wind. Implemented in 1997.

A sound art project, creating different soundscapes for distinct plant settings through the use of musical instruments and PlantWave devices. Implemented in 2023.

A location-based audio experience using music and other sounds to create an immersive experience through participating neighbourhoods in different cities. First launched in 2019.

A sound installation aimed at exploring the musical qualities of the Millennium Bridges’ structures. Implemented in 2006.

An art project featuring multiple installations with natural sounds, electronic music and recorded voices throughout the park. Implemented in 2005.

A creative space designed to encourage children to experiment with different structures and materials. Implemented in 2010.

A project combining cycling with an immersive soundscape experience. Launched in 2015.

A art piece installation featuring flush-deck vertical water jets and a river-like fountain. Implemented in 2018.

A redesigned performance space, meant to accomodate a wide range of events. Implemented in 2022.

A park created as part of an urban development plan to provide a more pleasant experience for residents and tourists, combining various soundscape strategies. Implemented in 2001.

An outdoor musical village made up of several houses and structures that double as musical instruments. Opened to the public in 2016.

An interactive art project that aims to foster positive relationships between people and their urban surroundings.  Launched in 2014.

A temporary sound installation at the Whitney Museum’s facade, aimed at masking traffic noise. Installed in 1991.

A project aimed at integrating historical sounds within a museal setting to commemorate World War II. Installed in 2015.

A temporary sonic installation that converted city noise into music and broadcasted it through loudspeakers. Installed in 2014. 

A temporary sonic installation that converted city noise into music and broadcasted it through loudspeakers. Installed in 2014. 

A temporary installation aimed at creating a customized soundscape, synchronized with lighting. Installed in 2014.

Pavement manipulations which create a melody, aimed to increase driver awareness and alertness. First installed in 1995. 

An intervention aimed at transforming a dark underpass to a more pleasant, welcoming area. Implemented in 2009.

A soundscape intervention using water elements to create an auditory atmosphere that aligns with the spirit of commemoration. Implemented in 2011.

Redevelopment of a site with significant historical value, using combined soundscape strategies. Implemented in 2005-2006.

A temporary sound installation aimed at improving the quality of public urban experience. Installed in 2015.

An art installation, consisting of a wall relief and a generative sound composition. Implemented in 2017.

A fountain located in the Parc de Lausanne, masking road traffic. Inaugarated in 1969.

A temporary water curtain installation on the bridge Vorstadtbrücke in Dietikon, put in place in 2022.

A seven-jet water fountain at the Dreirosenanlage in Basel, created between 2004 and 2006, aimed at masking traffic noise.

A project aimed at revitalizing the river Schüss and making it more accessible for residents, opened in 2017.

A sound installation on a bridge, which connects old and new campus buildings. Implemented in 1999.

Seasonally changing, temporary sound installation art in Montreal. Implemented in 2018.