Spacious and warm, the ceiling of the Wibaut House at the University of Amsterdam is finished with FSC certified Ash.
The building was designed by KPF Architects and Studio V, who deliberately chose a modern and natural look for the ceiling and walls of the entrance, two auditoriums, the floors and restaurant. In order to achieve this, the ash slats were delivered with a finely sawn finish and clad with grey acoustic non-woven fabric.
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The new Wibaut House on the Amstel Campus, commissioned by the University of Amsterdam has been equipped with Derako solid wooden ceiling and wall systems. In this very spacious and warmly designed building the linear system with FSC certified Ash has been applied.
Solid wood for a calming, warm and natural effect
The building was designed by KPF Architects and Studio V, who deliberately chose a modern and matt look for the ceiling and walls. In order to achieve this, the ash slats were delivered with a finely sawn finish and provided with grey acoustic non-woven fabric. This has given the entrance, two auditoriums, the floors and restaurant a warm, calming and natural look.
In the two auditoriums Derako has ensured improved acoustics by using a combination of two types of the solid wood linear systems. In this way a double function was realised. The solid wood ceilings in the central part were designed in such a way that they contribute to a good transfer of the speaker sound, right to the back of the hall. Simultaneously the sides of the ceilings were given an modified structure so that they help in absorbing the hum from the hall.
Curved wooden ceilings and technical support
In the building specially curved wooden ceilings have been used in various places. To get the correct shapes, in which the wooden ceilings and walls melt into each other, Derako worked out a technical plan and everything was delivered prefabricated on site. Because of the unique coding per carrier system and installation plan the assembly was done quickly and unambiguously. The result: Meticulously fitting ceilings and walls with an organic and special appearance.
More information about the project
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