Large open space restaurant area which was experiencing noise issues. Also, three classroom areas – the Library, Art Room and VCE Room.
The main objective was to increase/improve the speech intelligibility in all the spaces.
Three types of treatment were specified to meet their requirements.
QuietSCAPE fabric panels – Installed on the ceiling and upper wall areas
AcousticART panels – Students artwork was photographed and printed onto an acoustically transparent fabric and wrapped around an acoustic substrate. The panels were then hung on the walls as decorative sound absorbers.
AcoustiBLINDS – Blinds were fitted to the windows. These have an acoustic element so could be lowered when the space was being used when speech intelligibility was more crucial.
With the combination of treatments and the constraints of the area an extremely successful outcome was achieved.