SEMPIONE PARK IN MILANO, ITALY
An installation located in the heart of Sempione Park in Milan, Italy, that was implemented in 2009. Lorenzo Brusci and Architettura Sonora collaborated with the Landscape Design Master programme of the Naba/Milano Politecnico – led by professors Elisabetta Bianchessi and Paolo Mestriner- to create a “Giardino Sonoro Urbano,” a multi-sensory urban sonic garden open to both public and didactic experiences, in one of Milan’s most beautiful parks, Parco Sempione .
In the smaller central part of the city park Parco Sempione in Milan, next to the central lake, in 2009, 13 active speakers were installed. The active speakers are a product of the Architettura Sonora office, designed to improve the outdoor sound environment. In collaboration with NABA students led by Elisabetta Bianchessi and Paolo Mestriner, the loudspeakers were set up to identify individual places to stay and listen in the park .
The multi-sensory Sonic Garden altered the visitor's perception and enjoyment of the surroundings. According to visitors, it was quite an experience to "learn" to calm down, appreciate the park, and listen to noises that are no longer known in a hectic urban environment in such a bustling metropolis as Milan .
 Urban Sonic Garden @ Parco Sempione and Triennale Milano. musstdesign.com. Retrieved: 5th August 2022, from https://www.musstdesign.com/experience-design/sensory-gardens/item/590-urban-sonic-garden-parco-sempione-triennale-milano-2009.
Entry submitted by: Xiaochao Chen