We succeeded in turning the cafeteria located in Kamet Inc. (the producer of aluminum parts for buses and coaches) into a music and training room.
The main design challenge for us was the poor acoustics of the interior. The floor was lined with ceramic tiles, the walls were straight and they were mainly made out of drywall panels. All of these issues had a serious impact on the acoustic, as the walls incorrectly reflected the sound, causing an echo.
To find out if we can create a small concert hall in this room, we had to conduct an acoustic analysis. To that end, we have cooperated with professional acoustician – lecturer from The Institute of Technology and the creator of diffusion panels.
It was challenging to try to soundproof the room because of the presence of the factory floor. That is why we had to design special components which would disperse and reflect sound well.
Then “the wave” concept was born, which on one hand has its decorative function, and on the other hand, it appropriately disperses the sound.
The wooden wave became a hallmark of the hall.
Additionally, the entire area of the hall was covered with a special carpet floor, designed by us and produced at a factory in Belgium. The floor is covered with “Delivié Music” logo and sound wave motifs.
The assumption of the project was to design quickly adjustable space. Therefore, special sound-proof curtains have been installed on the walls and at the stage. These kind of curtains are used for example in theaters and music halls.
Furthermore, they allow rearranging the space very quickly. By moving the curtains – the access to the daylight is cut off and the hall obscures, what creates an effect of more atmospheric and intimate interior.
The hall is also designed for less official meetings with customers or employees of the company, during which the brainstorm sessions take place, or other creative work is done.
The center of the hall is a platform that has two functions. It can be used as a place where the coaches run the training courses, and on the other hand, it can be used as a stage for concerts.
The scene is equipped with holes that have XLR connectors for connecting microphones and music devices, as well as power sockets, TVs or computers screens.
We also designed a special connection system so that the multimedia (including the multimedia projector), lighting and sound system could be managed from the control room located at the back of the hall. Because of that, a technical support of events which take place in the hall can be managed at the back of the room without interrupting the audience.
We also took an active part in selecting the lighting equipment to the hall. We consulted our choice with a professional lighting company which specializes in organizing large artistic events. Now the scene can be illuminated in many different ways, and the light is controlled by a special console.
Around the scene are the lamps designed by us, inspired by fire and aluminum technology. Lamps were manufactured by Kamet Inc. and they will be on sale soon.