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Kvadrat showroom, London

Kvadrat showroomThe new Kvadrat showroom is situated on the raised ground and basement level of a former warehouse on Shepherdess Walk, Hackney, London. The ground floor houses the reception, open-plan office and meeting room, whilst down the multicoloured glazed staircase is the main showroom, entertainment and presentation space.

The industrial style design of the main showroom conflicted with the requirements for good acoustics in this multifunctional space used for formal and informal presentations and guest entertainment over dinner which is a long standing tradition at this Danish company.

Preventing disturbance of staff situated in the mezzanine open-plan office by noise from the showroom below was also a key factor in the acoustic design. New Acoustics were employed to model the space and provide advice on the finishes and reflectors required to achieve both good speech intelligibility within the main showroom and minimise disturbance of those working on the mezzanine above.

Kvadrat showroomThe final acoustic design integrated high performance absorption into the the soffits of the office space and underside of the mezzanine as well as out along the original downstand beams of the warehouse at high level to achieve an excellent acoustic for this busy multifunctional space.

Designed by: Peter Saville and David Adjaye
Photography: Ed Reeve

For more information on this project see Wallpaper magazine.

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