Acoustic absorption with rattan
Nowadays, for schools and kindergartens there are strict regulations regarding the acoustic wellbeing of the users. The architects therefore often face a major challenge providing the necessary acoustic absorption and integrating this into their design in an aesthetic way.
For a new day care center in Merksem, we worked together with the architects of 51N4E and the acoustic consultant to come up with a concept that used sleek, natural materials to meet the stringent acoustic requirements.
By stretching open-weave rattan tightly across a wooden frame, we created a wall covering in removable panels.
The open webbing is fully acoustically transparent, allowing the underlying optimal absorption to do its work.
At the bottom of the framework was a steel bar so that the children could hang drawings on the wall with magnets.