BAUX eliminate sound reflections in 9000 sqm utilitarian workspace.
RocketSpace is a global ecosystem for the world’s top tech startups and corporate innovators. Their latest workspace in The Angel, Islington, is an ambitious renovation of a derelict cash holding centre, with disused offices, a high-security basement, loading bays and bank vault. The renovation revealed an impressive core of brickwork and blast-proof concrete mixed with coarse stone aggregate. Exposed ductwork, clean lines and metallic features created the perfect utilitarian workspace but also one noticeable problem: sound reverberations throughout the building. The underground areas were especially challenging.
Architects Chiara Cantilena and Chris Pyle from LOM Architecture and Design pick up the story:
”On the lower floor and subterranean levels, sound reflections bouncing off the concrete walls and ceiling were causing a problem. The space wasn’t livable. BAUX designs made a huge difference to the acoustics. By reducing echoes and background noise and we’ve now created a unique and flexible co-working space.”
A second BAUX application was used in the meeting rooms. Wood wool BAUX tiles provided excellent sound insulation creating a secluded space for ideas and creative collaboration. Throughout the building, soft, neutral toned BAUX designs coalesce with concrete and brick to create subtle texture variations on a utilitarian theme.
RocketSpace, Islington, is currently up for several interior design awards.
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