Educational premises

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.

Here are some educational facilities from various parts of the world that demonstrate a conscious focus on creating a good indoor environment adapted to the work they do.

In most cases the required level for the sound environment was set early in the planning stage, with rooms receiving acoustic ceilings of the top absorption class.In other cases acoustic ceilings had to be installed at a later stage when it was found that poor acoustics were making effective teaching and learning impossible.One of the examples, Linåker school in Sweden, describes how improving sound absorption at the lower frequencies particularly benefits pupils with impaired hearing.
 
Rome / Pantheon, historic acoustic solutions Photo: Ronny Lindgren, free of use
The Pantheon in Rome with its concrete dome spanning 43.4 meters, remained unsurpassed until the nineteenth century. The ceiling, a type of cavity absorber, was an early and advanced solution to crate a good sound environment.

Sound in educational premises

Group of pupils, school, group study, education. Photo: Georg van der Weyden.

A good acoustic environment benefits both teaching and learning.

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