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Enhancing Acoustic Comfort for Patients
A project to replace two hospitals with a new, sustainable facility in the northern village of Scheemda, the aim for the Ommelander Ziekenhuis Groningen was to create space to aid healing: natural daylight, a balance between privacy and openness, and – crucially – addressing the World Health Organization’s recommendations for lower sound levels.
In enhancing acoustic comfort for patients and personnel alike, the team turned to a combination of Mineral Sonic Element, Mineral Baffle Element, Perla OP 0.95 and Bioguard Acoustic ceiling systems throughout the hospital. This acoustic solution worked to mute the hustle and bustle of the busy hospital, ensuring occupants could work, rest, heal and recover in peace.
- Architect: Leeuwenkamp Architecten
- Contractor: Eissink Plafond- en Wandsystemen
- Client: Ommelander Ziekenhuis Groningen
- Photography Copyright: © Rob van Esch
- Sector: Healthcare
- Room Type: Public hospital Space / Cafeteria / Corridor
- Materials: Mineral