The daylight-flooded entrance foyer invites you to loose communication and serves as an additional event space.
Timeless elegance throughout the building is ensured by sophisticated interior design using quality materials. The look and feel of wood play an important role. In the foyer, for example, the planner relied on the calm appearance of bright ash as wallcovering. He choses DESIGNBOARD 230 WOOD ash acoustics as the panel material to harmonize the desired appearance with the fire protection and acoustic requirements of a public building.
Due to acoustic processing - front micro-perforated, offset 8/4/1.5 mm, back perforated, 16/8/15 mm - wallcoverings are able to dampen the voices of guests strolling in the foyer, even at large events. Thanks to the gypsum fibreboard used as carrier material, they also fall into class A2-s1, d0 with regard to their fire behavior. In addition, the overall ecological concept, sustainability and the creation of a healthy room climate speak in favor of non-combustible gypsum fibre boards. The material that complies with the VOC regulation does not exorcise, instead it cleans the room air and increases its quality.
Where no acoustic requirements made on the wall surfaces, Chipperfield also used ecological unperforated design boards in order to give the foyer a consistent appearance - to which the necessary building services were also subordinated. The grey-white wallcovering in the transition to the toilets in DB 230 PAINT takes a visually pleasing back to the adjacent cladding with the quiet look of timeless ash all around precedence.