Open-plan offices have enjoyed unprecedented popularity since the 1990s, as they create a pleasant work atmosphere and encourage creativity and interaction. Also the office loft of the company GEDANKENtanken in Cologne was renovated and converted into an open-plan office, a process in which the creation of good acoustics was an important factor. The task of managing acoustics was given to INCATRO, and we are happy to share the results with you in this article!
Open-plan offices have a positive influence on work atmosphere, but also cause disturbing noise, so GEDANKENtankenenlisted INCATRO for help. Our acoustic specialists visited the office in Cologne and carried out detailed measurements, through which they concluded that 145m2 of absorption material was needed in order to improve the acoustics in the existing offices, as well as in the newly added premises. As a result, reverberation time was reduced from 1.04 to 0.6 seconds, which corresponds to the recommended reverberation time for offices.
In order to improve the acoustics in the open plan office, the following products were used:
After the placement of these products, hardly any noise reflections remained, and the disturbing reverberations were eliminated. The design of the acoustic panels optimally complements the furnishing of the office, and the ARTceilings fit seamlessly into the interior.
Our clients at GEDANKENtanken were very satisfied with both the end result as well as the process. They especiallypraised the simple design of the panels and the way in which they tastefully enhance the style of the renovated building. Interested in finding out what INCATRO could do for you and your organization? Feel free to get in touch for personal advice!