Revitalization of Historical Public Gardens Through Soundscape: The Case Study of Mansoura Zoological Garden

12 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018 Last revised: 14 Sep 2018

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H Aziz

Mansoura University

S Elgamal

Mansoura University

Date Written: November 24, 2017

Abstract

The auditory perception of urban spaces has the same effect of the visual perception as it enhances the people's subjective impression of space but unfortunately, most of the designers neglect the auditory perception of urban spaces. In this paper, we will study Mansoura zoological historical garden; the second old zoological garden in Egypt after the famous Giza zoological garden. Although the park has a great historical value, it has been abandoned by the public owing to neglect, lack of maintenance and lack of attractive elements which the park suffers from. In this research, we aim at using soundscape as a tool to restore and revive Mansoura zoological historical garden by gathering data through field observations, questionnaire surveys and acoustic measurement, then determine the focal points to analysis and develop according to the main principles of soundscape; the biophony "animals' sound", the geophony "wind and rain sound" and the anthrophony "the human sound". The changes which will be made in the design are; landscape elements will be altered and new sound sources will be added. All these factors will be studied and analyzed in relation to the soundscape. At the end of this paper, we could reach a development proposal and its theoretical analysis.

Keywords: Soundscape, Historical Gardens, landscape, planning, development

Suggested Citation

Aziz, Hellen and Elgamal, Sara, Revitalization of Historical Public Gardens Through Soundscape: The Case Study of Mansoura Zoological Garden (November 24, 2017). 1st International Conference on Towards a Better Quality of Life, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3163294 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3163294

Hellen Aziz (Contact Author)

Mansoura University ( email )

60 El-Gomhoria Street
Mansoura, P.N. 35516, 35516
Egypt

Sara Elgamal

Mansoura University ( email )

60 El-Gomhoria Street
Mansoura, P.N. 35516, 35516
Egypt

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