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    Auditorium at the Museum of Polish History: Where Mathematics Meets Acoustics

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    Discover the remarkable Auditorium at the Museum of Polish History, a testament to the fusion of mathematics and acoustics in architectural design.

    The Auditorium at the Museum of Polish History (MHP) in Warsaw is a marvel of architectural ingenuity, where mathematics and acoustics converge to create an exceptional auditory experience. With a stage spanning 250 square meters and towering 25 meters high, it accommodates 577 seats and serves as a versatile space for concerts, conferences, cinema screenings, and performances.

    What sets this auditorium apart is its mathematical precision. Dr. Łukasz Sobiechowicz, a historian at MHP, emphasizes that the intricate patterns adorning the walls are the result of advanced calculations by a team of mathematicians and acousticians. Optimal acoustics have been achieved by “programming” the geometry of the walls and using specific types of perforated wood panels.

    To ensure uninterrupted events amid ongoing construction elsewhere in the MHP building, the auditorium is built using the “box in box” technology, making it acoustically isolated from vibrations and sounds.

    The Auditorium will host MHP events and is available for external bookings, including concerts. It will also serve as the primary stage for Sinfonia Iuventus, a symphony orchestra composed of musicians under 30.

    This architectural wonder is part of the larger MHP complex, a multifunctional cultural hub, and a testament to Poland’s rich history. With its 30-hectare site, MHP not only serves as a museum but also a recreational space.

    Since its inception in 2016, the Museum of Polish History has been a symbol of cultural and historical preservation, and with its latest addition, it continues to enrich the cultural landscape of Warsaw.

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