Choose your language

Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm 

Excellent room acoustics in the "Beijersalen"

The project is a masterpiece in interior architecture and lighting design, planned with great finesse by Sweco and coordinated with the light silver fir surface of the acoustic panelling made of LIGNO®. The new interior design was adapted to the historical substance in perfect detail. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent organisation whose overriding goal is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are awarded at the Academy. The building has undergone extensive renovation. 

In the "Beijersalen" as well as in the lounge, the walls are covered with elegant real wood acoustic panels by Lignotrend, which provide pleasant and quiet room acoustics. Nobel Prize winners present their work in the "Beijersalen", it has excellent acoustics. The LIGNO® acoustic panels were chosen in the irregular nature strip profile, which helps to draw the focus away from the technology. In accordance with the requirements for the meeting place, the surface of the wall cladding made of LIGNO® is classified as flame-retardant, here in the increased fire behaviour class B-s1-d0.

From a cove on the ceiling, subtle and grazing effect lighting is possible, enriching the field of vision. The team conducted a series of tests to find out the right lighting characteristics in relation to the panels. The result is an illumination of the vertical surfaces that supports the visual perception of the presentations and enhances the spatial impression. Changing colours and lighting moods create a feeling of clarity and spaciousness in the enclosed space.The team conducted a series of tests to find out the right lighting characteristics in relation to the panels. The result is an illumination of the vertical surfaces that supports the visual perception of the presentations and enhances the spatial impression. Changing colours and lighting moods create a feeling of clarity and spaciousness in the enclosed space.

Configuration overview

Components used

  • Schematische Darstellung einer Wandverkleidung made of LIGNO® aus Holz

    LIGNO® Acoustic light  | Wall cladding 

    Product code:LIGNO® Akustik light 3s_40_a70g_625-12n25-4_WTL-i_gb_b0
    Wood type


    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type

    _WTL-i Silver fir knotless, patterned

    Profile


    The visible layer is profiled with joints. The code for profiling indicates in millimetres: Element width, strip width (rounded, from/to if applicable) and joint width (rounded) as well as a letter identification for variants, e.g. with chamfered strip edges or with additional height gradation.  

    Note: Some profiles indirectly cause exclusions for other configuration options.

    Profile 

    _625-12n25-4 Slat profile "nature"

    Structure


    The face is subjected to a brushing _gb as standard, which produces a stronger or weaker structure depending on the type of wood and makes the surface less sensitive to scratches.  Alternatively, a smooth sanding _gs can be carried out, or on request a bandsaw cut _grimitated.

    Structure

    _gb Brushed

    Treatment


    Depending on the type of wood, the optional application of a surface treatment is possible ex works. Individual colour finishes are always sampled for coordination. For elements in individual lengths, colour treatment is limited to max. 5 m length.

    Treatment

    _b0 Untreated

    Room acoustics


    If the soffit of the element is to have a good sound-absorbing effect, the penultimate layer is configured as absorber _a50g. Otherwise, this layer is configured as a solid wood layer _a0.

    Room acoustics

    _a70g 70 % Absorber

Reference-related

Downloads

Project participants

  • Sweco Architects

    Architect

    Fredsgatan 14

    SWE - 703 62 Örebro
     

    www.sweco.de

  • SH Bygg Sten & Anläggning AB

    Execution

    Grafikgatan 17
    754 54 Uppsala

     

    www.shbygg.de

  • Lindman Photography

    Photographer
  • Mikael Silkeberg

    Photographer
  • Related references

      Shopware AG office building

      As companies grow, they often need to quickly meet their increasing demand for office space...

      48624 Schöppingen 

      View
        titletitletitle

      Codecentric

      Optimal acoustic properties are not the only plus of the additive panels Acoustic...

      42697 Solingen 

      View
        titletitleLIGNO® Akustik light Wandverkleidung für das Bürogebäude von Codecentric in Solingen titletitletitletitle