Whether a museum, library or sports arena, cultural facilities present unique challenges for design teams. Often, the building must be accessible and accommodating to hundreds, even thousands of people. Systems must continuously perform at utmost functionality regardless of the number of users.
Depending on the specific use, cultural facilities have certain requirements that engineering systems must address. For example, museums, art galleries and libraries must maintain consistent temperature and humidity levels to preserve works of art, rare books and documents. Likewise, sports facilities and arenas must accommodate the needs of spectators, yet provide optimum performance spaces. Furthermore, cultural and special use facilities often require complex audio/visual systems in order to communicate with audiences.
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