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Activity Based Acoutics Design for education

In order to create a space where people can perform a certain activity to the best of their ability, Ecophon has developed Activity Based Acoustic Design.

There are many things to consider when designing a good place for education. Since eduation basically is about teaching and learning, the two main target groups are of course teachers and studentsThese two groups have different activities to perform that need different acoustic solutions.

To help you create an optimal sound environment for educational spaces, we have put together a list of questions regarding activity, people and space. Once you have considered these, you are ready to choose an acoustic solution, optimal for your specific needs.



Start by looking at what kind of activities that will take place.

  • What will people be doing in the space, both the teacher and the student?
  • Is it traditional teaching or group work?
  • Will it be noisy?
  • Will it include the use of equipment and machines?
  • How much time will be spent communicating?


Then consider what people that will be involved in the activities and their needs.

  • Who is involved in the activity? Consider both teachers and students.
  • How many are there?
  • How old are they?
  • Are they sensitive listeners (for example someone with a hearing impairment)?
  • Do they have learning difficulties?
  • Are they taught in a second language?


Finally, you need to consider the building itself.

  • Is the space big or small?
  • Where is it situated?
  • What spaces are next to it and what activities are performed there?
  • Does the building have hard-surfaced walls, ceilings and floors?
  • Are there ventilation fans, projectors, workshop machinery or other frequent sounds in the space?

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