Classroom. Project: School in Helsingborg. Photo: Georg van der Weyden.

Schools are full of sound

Speech dominates in the majority of learning situations. Hearing and being heard are therefore of vital importance.

Education, lecture hall, auditorium. Project: Polytechnika Warszawska (1999), Poland. Architect: Ewa Lachert. System: Focus E. Photo: Szymon Polanski.

Room for speech communication

- where one person talks to many.

Education. Photographer: Georg van der Weyden

Teaching room for pupils working in groups.

A calm environment makes work requiring concentration easier and contributes to better learning.

Workshop, education. Project: Svend Gønge, Lundby, Sjælland, Danmark. Photo: Sören Nielsen. System: Focus F.

Rooms where a high noise level is created by way of the activities.

Low sound levels reduce stress and invoke calm.

Ecophon official reference: School, multimedia resource center, group study. Project: Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Architect: Ahrbom Arkitektkontor AB. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman. System: Focus DG.

Open-plan areas

- where many people speak at the same time and where the work requires concentration as well as communication.

Ecophon official reference: music room. Project: Linåkerskolan, Linåker Secondary School, Svalöv, Sweden. Photo: Thony Kumral/Bildmejeriet Höganäs. System: Master A, Master Master Extra Bass.

Rooms for teaching and practising music

- where solo singing, choral singing, and acoustically and electrically amplified music take place.