Cafe Acoustics, Theatre Cafe, Exeter University

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Acoustic Ceiling Sails

  • Project: Cafe Acoustics, Theatre Cafe, Exeter University
  • Description: Acoustic Ceiling Sails
  • Client: Exeter University
  • Location: Exeter
  • Applications: Dining Suspended Acoustic Ceiling
  • Fabric: Acoustis
  • Frame: N/A
  • Fixings: Stainless Steel
  • Ref: 2172

The cafe/bar at the Northcott Theatre on the Exeter University campus was having real problems with its acoustics during the busy shows when the cafe is full.

During a minor refurbishment project, where some air handling units were added, we took the oportuniy to improved the acoustic qualities of the space by adding the large fabric sails.

The fabric is a close weave mesh, produced specifically for the interior acoustic application where sound and Class O fr are of equal importance.

The six sails are fixed in place to the same geometry, to give a feel of symmetry  down the space, while the large air space between allow air movement between the fins. 

We have a range of interior products specifically designed to improve acoustics - or you could go for a bespoke solution as the university did with this scheme.