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Acoustic solutions for office canteens and breakout spaces

Good acoustics in informal meeting places will:

  • support communication between meeting participants
  • prevent speech from spreading in semi-open or open spaces
  • make sure that speech will not disturb others

Wherever people meet, there will be informal meetings. In a typical office this is very common in canteens and breakout spaces. These spaces are often large and can have high soffits. There are often lots of people, noise from tableware and cutlery, and sounds from people talking or walking by.

Challenge

  • Keeping the overall sound level from escalating.
  • Stopping sound from spreading.

Solution

  • Use a highly sound-absorbing ceiling.
  • Cover as much as possible of the walls with wall absorbers.
  • Use sound absorbing screens near adjacent workspaces as dividers and to prevent sound propagation.
  • If possible, make sure that these spaces are not placed too close too activities that demand concentration.

Acoustic considerations

Sound level and sound propagation.

Product recommendations

Ceiling solutions Wall solutions
Master Akusto Wall A
Focus Akusto Wall C

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Lauren Kruger  

Lauren Kruger

Concept Developer - Office

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Contact us

Lauren Kruger  

Lauren Kruger

Concept Developer - Office

Send an email to Lauren>>

Follow @laurenkruger