Circulation area/Corridor

Corridors are the communication links of the healthcare building for both people and technical installations. Having to close a corridor for maintenance will interfere with the treatment of patients and hinder staff mobility. Fast and easy access to technical installations will help save time and money.

  • The corridor often is an important area in the work place, hosting a lot of activities.To prevent noise from travelling in a corridor, the sound absorbing properties of the ceiling must be studied. The acoustics of the space should reflect that it is often used as a place for communication.
Ecophon's suggestion
It is often very difficult to verify the reverberation time of a corridor shaped room. An acoustic ceiling in a corridor is generaly used to prevent the propagation of sound in the corridor. Reverberation times are often used purely as a means to give input to the calculation of the amount of sound absorption needed in the space.
  • Reverberation time 0.5 s or less. Highest value 250 - 4000 Hz. 125 Hz: 20% higher value permitted. Corresponds to 90% of floor surface covered with Absorption Class A (according to EN ISO 11654).
  • Depending on the need for access to the installation in the plenum it is important to consider what type of ceiling should be used. A fully demountable ceilings system will save time during maintenance work.
Product recommendation
  • Ecophon Access offers full access to the ceiling void. Each ceiling section can be demounted or hung on a leaver, giving full length access to the installations above.


A well planned sound environment improves peoples ability to perform. Understanding of acoustics enables you to define the relevant descriptors to get the best end-result.

Indoor climate

The indoor environment has a major impact on people’s health. The building materials, the ventilation, the furnishing, the cleaning routines and the activities are factors that all influence the indoor climate.