Acoustics in the office garden
The office loft of GEDANKENtanken in Cologne was renovated and expanded with an office garden, where good acoustics were an important starting point.
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.
Disadvantages of an office garden
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.
Thanks to acoustic panels, reverberation has been reduced from 1.04 to 0.6 seconds – the recommended reverberation time for offices.
The acoustic solution for Gedankentanken
In order to improve the acoustics in the open plan office, the following products were used:
- 2 Soundsleaves Deskseries
- 80m2 ARTceiling (white)
- 8 ARTbreeze panels
- 2 ARTpanels
- some 52mm ARTdeskscreens
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.
Would you like to know which acoustic solution is the best in your situation? Then we would be happy to provide you with a tailor-made advice.
A happy customer
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.