Silent Swimming At Norway School

accousticsTonstad School in Norway, originally built in 1965, has undergone extensive refurbishment together with large new extensions and new swimming pool complex. The challenge of refurbishing and extending to create a coherent and attractive connection between old and new has generated a number of interesting product solutions. For example, architects Filter Arkitekter have used large areas of wood, such as for the main pool where birch veneer and white woodwork complement Troldtekt’s natural wood fibre acoustic panels. The Troldtekt panels were specifically chosen for their aesthetic appeal and performance benefits. Clever use of lighting has created a wonderfully bright and airy space while the acoustic panels give the pool, changing rooms and other areas a tranquil and calming feel. The acoustic panels benefit from high sound absorption, resistance to fire and humidity, high durability and natural breath ability which means they are ideal for wall and ceiling cladding in wet areas, such as swimming pools.