In order to provide better learning environments Rodney Maggot, Senior Design Co-ordinator for Willmott Dixon Construction set about to create an acoustically balanced application for the requirements of each individual learning environment.
The classrooms were originally built for other purposes making the spaces challenging to work with as the rooms needed to be altered to suit different uses. The refurbished buildings were full of hard reflective surfaces, Rodney requested that we “break up the spaces by adding sound absorbent materials, thereby reducing the internal sound reverberation”. Autex Quietspace® Panel was employed to achieve exceptionally high acoustic absorption for each of the spaces being renovated.
Great care was taken in strategically placing each individual panel to where they would best acoustically balance each room by absorbing different frequencies. By strategically altering the height of the suspension it increased the surface area of the panel and drastically improved the targeted sound absorption making the acoustic installation much more cost effective as it reduced the number of panels needed to achieve the same result. Autex was able to cater to the different acoustic needs of each classroom by custom cutting each of the 50mm panels to a size that they would be most acoustically effective.