“We were all amazed on the first Sunday just how much quieter the hall was! It was really noticeable, so thanks and well done on a great product.” Says Ben Halifax
Making Quiet a Community Hall
Multipurpose community spaces are often purposely designed as simple open
plan spaces allowing them to be used for all sorts of different applications. The
designs are often minimalistic to allow for more flexible use. This means that
these community halls can be like large resonating boxes with hard surfaces
making them acoustically difficult spaces to manage.
This was the case for one such multipurpose community hall in Adelaide. It was
designed to allow for flexible use but this resulted in a poor acoustic
environment with noise being reflected off of the hard surfaces.
This wasn’t an acceptable situation for the local community as it was often used
as a concert venue. Somehow, they had to make the hall quieter. The
community leaders turned to Acoufelt for a solution.
Acoufelt recognised that the largest hard surface in the hall was actually the
floor. Acoufelt recommended the installation of an acoustic carpet tile to help reduce noise in the hall. They installed the scatter carpet tile in the aesthetic but functional gunmetal colour in a quarter turn pattern. This looked attractive but it was the acoustic properties that caught people’s attention.
It made a significant difference to the acoustics of the hall.
Community leader Ben Halifax said” We were all amazed on the first Sunday just how much quieter the hall was! It was really noticeable, so thanks and well done on a great product”