The need for acoustic conditioning with inner linings made with wood panels in libraries, museums, and cultural centres
- 14 February, 2014
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Construction, News
Wood panels and acoustic panels occupy a special place among inner linings in the ceilings and walls of libraries, museums and cultural centres.
But, why use all this wood panelling, and all these wood walls and wood ceilings?
These types of community service buildings, designed for reading, reflection, and the contemplation and enjoyment of art, are places that often receive a massive influx of people. If you approach the main museums of any city when they open to the public with a popular exhibition, or a library during exam time, you will see many people, hear many sounds, and even have to put up with a variety of simultaneous and annoying noises.
However, these buildings require and, at the same time, offer users an atmosphere of silence and calm necessary for the use of their cultural resources. Here is where the importance of acoustic conditioning comes into play in every room. We have to mitigate the echoes that duplicate and amplify every sound, no matter how small it is.
In order to control reverberation time, inner linings made with wood panels are used. This is how wood walls and wood ceilings are used in so many culture centres, resulting from the use of some sort of wood panelling for the acoustic conditioning of a building.
It is easier and more economical to perform the acoustic conditioning of an existing building than to build a new one. In new buildings, it is easier and more economical to apply acoustic conditioning from the start than to carry our renovation work at a later time that could have been avoided.
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