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Jazan Mosque and Auditorium

Acoustic design for a significant mosque and auditorium in Jazan City

Mosque and auditorium surrounded by trees in Jazan City

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Jazan, Saudi Arabia





Cundall was appointed to undertake an acoustic study for the mosque and auditorium in Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries Cultural Centre (JCPDI), a major national project for economic growth and diversification.

The acoustic design strategy considered occupants comfort and the ability to easily understand speech within acoustically challenging spaces. Since existing project-specific acoustic design requirements were not available, our team proposed good practice design criteria to inform the study. Our acoustic engineers assessed the existing building services design, undertaking calculations to predict internal noise levels from equipment within acoustically sensitive spaces and advised on improvements to the design to achieve the recommended criteria.

The internal spaces for the both the mosque and auditorium were complex geometries that could not accurately be assessed through calculations that would typically be used for meeting rooms or cellular office spaces. As such, room acoustic modelling was undertaken for both spaces to accurately predict the acoustic environment.

Key fact

The mosque and auditorium's complex internal geometries presented unique challenges for accurate assessment.


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Jon Lee

Head of Acoustics, MENA

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Although Cundall were brought on relatively late in the project, extensive engagement with stakeholders made sure the interior design aesthetic wasn’t adversely impacted whilst still significantly improving the acoustic conditions.