Creating the perfect acoustic ambience

The Experimentarium museum in Hellerup, Denmark has been listed as one of the ‘Greatest Places to visit 2018’ by Time Magazine. Following an extensive renovation, guests can now dive into a virtual submarine safari, zoom in on the world of microorganisms or travel through the Tunnel of Senses to explore sight, touch, smell and sound.

However, one distraction they will not hear are the loud echoes and reverberations in the exhibitions and galleries from the noise and chatter of the thousands of daily visitors. Architects, CEBRA, have specified Troldtekt wood wool panelling extensively throughout. These panels, in white and grey, counterpoint the museum’s raw and industrial feel and contrast with the design elements of the copper, aluminium and glass.

CEBRA explained: “We chose Troldtekt because the structure of the panels matches the raw feel we wanted. Also, because the system is removable and is discreetly suspended from the ceiling, it fulfils all the acoustic requirements.”

Troldtekt ceiling panels are said to provide a ‘high-performance’ sound absorbing surface which absorbs and reduces the noise and reverberations bouncing off the interior hard surfaces. In addition, because the ceiling is suspended, it can be removed or adapted to accommodate exhibition changes within the 11,500m2 of public space.

Specified throughout the UK and Europe, the benefits of 100% Troldtekt natural wood wool panels are said to include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low-cost lifecycle performance and sustainability as documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level.

The panels are also specified to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial, private and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in four grades from extreme fine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour.