Example 1, quiet side of a building
This video shows interviews with inhabitants of a building with a high traffic noise exposure (70-75 dB), in a city in the Netherlands.
Figure 1 below shows a part of the traffic noise map (see www.zoetermeer.nl).
The building is indicated on the map. The curved shape of the building is a smart way to create a quiet side.
The quiet back side seems to give some relief, although the apartments are not very well suited for sleeping at the back side (see video).