Acoustic boards and tiles can help a child’s school learning
Building acoustics is playing an increasingly important role in modern schools, with architects turning to ceilings which allow for the greatest possible clarity of sound in any classroom.
Education experts say that acoustics play a vital role in a child’s learning – especially those with less attention spans who are far less likely to concentrate if the lesson is not immediately clearly and easily audible.
Gyproc Middle East is a company which produces gypsum-based ceiling boards and tiles with perforated service patterns. These are combined with a felt backing designed to provide high levels of sound attenuation and absorption for classrooms, libraries, corridors and related spaces.
Amit Goswani, ceilings specialist said: “Our schools are changing – not only in terms of design and construction, with high mass design, large open teaching spaces and state-of-the art classrooms now common, but in terms of educational expectations, which are now higher than ever.
“This puts greater strain on the building fabric to create the necessary acoustic environment.” Gyproc has Gyptone and Rigitone acoustic ceiling products on the market.
At Dubai’s GEMS International School, Al Khail, architects wanted a monolithic, seamless look to ceilings whilst providing a suitably ‘funky’ appearance and Rigitone 12-20-35 boards met specifications.
A similar decision by the Musanada and Abu Dhabi Education Council resulted in the use of Gyptone Quattro acoustic ceiling tiles in six schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The boards enabled acoustic absorption to be engineered throughout all classroom, library and auditorium areas.