Why use wood ceilings in auditoriums and theatres?
- 5 September, 2014
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
The beauty of wood ceilings in auditoriums is often moving but, in addition, wood ceilings are indispensable for acoustics.
How many times have you gone to an auditorium, theatre, concert hall or conference centre and, as you sat before the start of the performance or conference, were amazed by the majestic wood ceilings that soars above the heads of the audience? Wood ceilings can be classical or modern, depending on the building style, but always beautiful. You can see wood ceilings in lighter shades or darker wood ceilings, wood ceilings with simple designs or design wood ceilings with really complicated forms, even combining different heights. The truth is that just for aesthetic reasons and the warmth given off by the use of wood in the inner linings of these rooms wood ceilings are well worth it.
However, as architects, builders and acoustic engineers know, wood ceilings have another function just as important as aesthetics. Wood ceilings in auditoriums, theatres and conference centres are key elements in room acoustics.
The wood ceilings of these buildings are really wood acoustic ceilings made with acoustic panels made withsound-absorbent wood that control reverberation inside rooms. Not all wood acoustic panels are the same. They can have very different finishes and, from the acoustic point of view, they can have different holes and slots (even without them) depending on the acoustic conditioning needs in each room.
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