project:  Universal Music Canteen  { Berlin }       Acoustic treatment (Noise reducing) & Design

 
 
project:  Michelberger Hotel Restaurant  { Berlin }
owner :  Tom Michelberger  

web:     michelbergerhotel.com

Audio test . "Before"

Audio test . "After"

project:  Michelberger Hotel Restaurant  { Berlin }

owner :  Tom Michelberger  

web:     michelbergerhotel.com

This beautiful and vibrant place in the center of Berlin has a great history and is very popular among the young international creative community. A top-class restaurant, Michelberger Hotel Restaurant has a great minimalistic design and characteristic features such as glazed tiles on parallel walls and a concrete ceiling. In contrast to its appearance, the Restaurant had a rather poor acoustic. The reverberation time exceeded 3 seconds, which made any conversation there nearly impossible. With more than 10 people talking at once, it became so loud that one could barely hear each other.

The sound pressure in the evening exceed 89-93 dB and people needed to talk very loud in order to hear each other even if there were no more than 60 cm between them.We designed and manufactured an acoustically effective solution for the restaurant, while keeping the acoustic design in harmony with the uniquely angled form of its ceiling.The effect of the acoustic treatment had a huge impact on guests and improved the the comfort of speech and listening.Now the public can stay longer in the Restaurant without getting tired of the noize. We observe a 12-16 dB reduction of sound pressure produced by the guests. The reverberation time is now also in an appropriate range - less than 1 second..

 

project:  KARNAVAl DER KULTUREN  { Berlin }

purpose :  Rehearsal Hall  

 

project:  Apotheke Bar / EDM Club  { Berlin }

owner :  Kenan   Ibar

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Dance club equipped with studio monitors


The task was to design a well soundproofed and optimized acoustic inside a nightclub in the basement of a residential building. The acoustic was aimed to provide optimal conditions for the usage of expensive studio monitor speakers by Genelec. At the same time the nightclub with its surfaces made mostly of unpainted concrete, should retain its “rough” Berlin style. Among Berlin's EDM electronic music producers and DJ's this club has gained a good reputation as the best place for testing brand new CDs and vinyls releases..

 

 

To resolve all these tasks we designed a room-in-room concept which provides the best soundproofing effect. A large amount of fine-tuned bass traps made of mass-spring membrane constructions was used to get the proper room response. To match the interior design we also used plywood surfaces that look great in such a “bunker style” club. After several measurements we detected a great smoothed frequency response of the room. This acoustic solution also provided a tight and punchy bass.At actual building phase we keep on working on designing finishing panels for still flat walls and ceiling to diffuse the middle and high-frequencies sound waves, while the club is opened and people can enjoy listening to music and dancing..