We were asked by Federico Curti, from Fasac – SCR, to improve the acoustical comfort in the refectory: speech intelligibility was quite bad and people seating at the same table could not understand each other…
Actually the RT60 was about 3,6 sec. at med-high frequencies.
The solution was both acoustics and architectural:
sound absorbing panels were put on the ceiling in order to let them work at both side.
We also left some space between the original structure and the panels in order to let the light go out and improve a nice atmosfere.
Additional LED lights were positioned and walls were repainted with a new softer color.
Also 3 sound absorbing panels with paintings (by painter Mario Giansone) were positioned on the wall.
With all these acoustical solutions we obtained a RT60 = 1,2 sec. and now people are happy to stay and eat!
all the panels were printed at Fasac (of course), and assembled/positioned by D&A srl (Claudio Nordio)
Special thanks to Federico Curti, Giuliano Martinelli, Anna Salzano and all the kitchen stuff for the great support.