Pavilion of Echoes
PAVILION OF ECHO(ES) IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
The Pavilion of Echo(es), located in the forest-park Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia was built in 1843. Promoted by the Catholic Church and the Ministry of Culture and Media, it is a permanent installation.
In the audio example you can hear the echoes reverberating inside the pavilion.
The wooden pavilion Jeka (echo) was built in the 19th century in Zagreb's forest-park Maksimir. It was constructed after Franz Schücht's design and was built in honor of the nymph Echo, which is why it was constructed to echo sound especially well. An acoustical effect of flutter echo of 78 ms can be experienced within the pavilion .
Due to the pavilion's bad condition, it has been restored in 1986 and 2001 to preserve its recent state with the main goal of the restoration to reconstruct the echo effect, which got lost in the first restoration. The severe decay of the lower parts of the poles lead to the installation of a monitoring system for wood moisture at three different positions inside the roof construction .
 Oberman, T., Jambrošić, K., Horvat, M., & Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, B. (2020). Using Virtual Soundwalk Approach for Assessing Sound Art Soundscape Interventions in Public Spaces. Applied Sciences, 10(6), 2102. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10062102
Photos: Tin Oberman
Audio: Kristian Jambrošić, recorded 26th April 2016
Entry submitted by: Tin Oberman