Healthy, sustainable and creative
InHolland University of Applied Sciences is an educational institution that offers education and practice-oriented research at hbo level focused on the themes of healthy, sustainable and creative. InHolland has 8 branches in the Randstad, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
InHolland enlisted the help of Incatro to improve the acoustics in the auditorium of the branch in The Hague.
- Hogeschool Inholland
- The Hague (The Netherlands)
- Number of m2
- 74 m2 absorption added
- Deliverd products
Acoustics in an auditorium
An auditorium is a multifunctional hall and is often used for communal meetings, conferences with speakers, events and lectures with many students. In such a space – where many people come together – speech intelligibility is very important.
When it reverberates in an auditorium, a teacher must raise (and strain) his voice to remain intelligible. More than half of all teachers in The Netherlands therefore struggle with voice problems. A third even temporarily interrupts work to recover. Students also experience discomfort from poor acoustics. Loud noise has a negative impact on concentration, speech intelligibility and learning performance.
Custom acoustic solution
At Inholland University of Applied Sciences in The Hague, the auditorium was covered with custom-made and sound-absorbing materials of 74 m2. Not only was the reverberation time reduced, the auditorium has also been given a different look.
The ARTwall is characterized by a large panoramic photo depicting the Binnenhof of The Hague. When you're in the room, it's like you're in the city.
The realization of the project was quite a job: the acoustic wall was developed in several parts and seamlessly assembled on location into one whole. The Incatro team had to take into account the sloping floor, the crooked ceiling and the pipes against the walls in the design.
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