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A Proposal To Improve The Acoustics In Fernandina Churches. The Example Of Magdalena Church In Cordoba (Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AC030091

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

654.41 kb

Author(s)

R. Suárez, J. J. Sendra & J. Navarro

Abstract

A proposal to improve the acoustics in Fernandina churches. The example of Magdalena Church in Cdrdoba (Spain) R. Suarez, J.J. Sendra & J. Navarro Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Construccibn (I. U. C. C.). E. T. S. Arquitectura. Universidad de Sevilla. Spain Abstract After the Christian conquest of Cordoba by Fernando I11 in 1236, small churches were erected in substitution of Muslim mosques. Thus arises the Fernandina church model which will become a church archetype after the Reconquest. They are simple churches, with three naves covered with wooden roof structures and domed apses that satisfied the needs of liturgy and preach at that time, in which music was enphasized over speech. Nowadays many of those churches combine their liturgical activities with cultural uses. In this work the acoustic conditions of this church model are studied. An acoustic analysis on one of these type of churches will be applied: Magdalena church, which has been recently restored for cultural uses. Fro

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