By definition public enclosures are born aspiring to receive anyone who requires the services provided within them —leisure, culture, transport, health, education, etc. They should therefore be designed to provide a comfortable setting for visitors and for versatility in the use of their spaces.
The use of wood ceilings, wood walls and different types of wood panelling in public spaces provides at least 3 advantages:
1. Acoustic conditioning: Public spaces usually hold a large number of people who make a considerable amount of noise and sound distortion, and it gets worse if this is compounded by other sources of noise, such as traffic and machinery. The use of sound-absorbing wood panelling on walls,acoustic ceilings and acoustic material such as sound-absorbing wood panels in interior panelling helps keep reverberation under control while improving acoustics in public spaces.
2. Aesthetics: a key element in public spaces to make them more human, pleasant and comfortable. The use of wood panelling turns cold areas such as waiting rooms, passageways, offices, auditoriums or showrooms in warm spaces. The use of design ceilings or some type of wall covering with a wood, lacquer or melamine finish, contributes the necessary aesthetic characteristics required to build those human spaces.
3. Versatility: the possibilities offered by wood panelling which can be easily adapted to any space and used in partitions and sliding walls, make it the perfect partner when designing versatile areas.
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