Maslak the noisiest district of Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Students took sound recordings in seven different regions of Istanbul.
The Yıldız Technical University (YTU) City and Sound Club students have created Istanbul’s sound silhouette. According to this project, Maslak is the noisiest neighborhood in the city and Sarıyer is the quietest one. A model prepared with the results of the sound analysis will be displayed at the YTU Faculty of Architecture until March 24.
Within the scope of the workshop, titled “City and Sound,” students were divided into seven groups and took sound recordings in seven different regions. After listening to the 30-minute sound records of Kadıköy, Üsküdar, İstiklal Avenue, Maslak Büyükdere Avenue, Eminönü-Karaköy, Laleli-Beyazıt and Sarıyer, the students prepared models featuring the severity of sounds.
The decibel recordings were examined and the highest and lowest decibels were revealed. The results showed that Maslak had the highest decibel (five), while Sarıyer had the lowest decibel (1.98).
Maslak was followed by Kadıköy-Moda (3.58), İstiklal Avenue (3.46), Karaköy- Galata Bridge-Eminönü (3.18), Kuzguncuk-Üsküdar-Salacak (3.16) and Kumkapı-Beyazıt-Laleli (2.16).