Schools & kindergartens

Pleasant spaces are important to feel comfortable while learning, playing and relaxing. By improving the acoustic situation, an atmosphere is created in which the children and young people, but also teachers and carers, are unburdened and supported.

  • Acoustic pictures, ceiling sails, room dividers, free forms, baffles
  • Room design through individual motif print
  • High-performance absorbers, sound absorber class A
  • Sizes freely selectable according to requirements
  • Promotes well-being, concentration and performance

Acoustic situation in schools and kindergartens

Cause of noise

Noise in group, sport and break rooms is often reflected by so-called reverberant surfaces such as concrete ceilings or glass windows. The basic noise level can increase rapidly through these reflections and conversations become louder in order to be intelligible – producing the Lombard effect.

Consequences of noise

A certain noise level is natural in the everyday lives of children and young people, particularly at break times. However, when noise occurs during phases of play, learning or teaching, it quickly becomes a strain.

In the classroom, poor acoustics can mean that students have trouble concentrating on their studies. If the ability to hear is diminished because of reverberation, the brain has to work harder to follow the lesson. This sustained strain results in shorter periods of learning, students become restless, stress levels rise and, in the long-term, even health can suffer.

Acoustic optimisation in schools and kindergartens

Product diversity & sound absorption

Acoustic pictures and ceiling sails diminish the noise levels by absorbing sound which would otherwise be reflected by reverberant surfaces. The result of reducing this reverberation is a pleasant room acoustic.

Effects of optimisation

Improved room acoustics create a pleasant atmosphere.

In kindergartens, educators can concentrate on the children thanks to a reduced noise level. In classrooms, children and teachers can work with more concentration. Following acoustic optimisation, break times in the staff room can again be used for winding down.

Areas can also be separated optically and acoustically by using room dividers. This means, for example, that a play area in a kindergarten can be kept entirely separate from a reading corner.

Installation, flexibility and design

Our sound-absorbent frame elements are covered in exchangeable, individual textile prints. Even free forms, installed as ceiling sails or baffle solutions for sports halls, high-ceilinged corridors or other areas, can be used to absorb sound. This means that room design becomes an integral part of the acoustic optimisation and contributes to a pleasant atmosphere.

Fire protection

All elements satisfy fire protection class B1 in accordance with DIN 4102. Solutions with fire protection class A2 can also be implemented.

Learn more about the effects of acoustics in our Acoustics Lexicon.