Feeling welcomed and finding your way

The ideal entrances and break-out spaces are inviting, comfortable and stress-free. Patients and staff should easily be able to move around, have conversations, ask questions, wait for assistance and find their way. But if acoustics is not given enough attention, sound will bounce off all the hard surfaces, leading to echoes and escalated sound levels. 


  • To keep the overall sound level from escalating
  • To reduce echoes
  • To ensure privacy at the reception desk
  • To stop sound from spreading to other areas in the building.


  • The highest possible coverage of sound absorbers on ceilings and walls. 
  • Location-wise - separate these spaces from areas which are sensitive to disturbing noise.

Acoustic considerations

Recommended products for entrances