The project was commissioned by Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications to provide training and educational activities related to the history of maritime activities and the port operations in Qatar. The building also houses an aquarium and museum.
Murano Acoustic Wood Panels were installed in the auditorium to improve the sound quality and the visitor experience.
Sontext supplied Murano G8 Grooved Acoustic Panelling in an Oak finish for the walls and ceilings. The design brief was to create a seamless look on the walls and ceiling in a natural wood finish. This was achieved by using a tongue and groove joining system and large format 2400x600mm Murano Acoustic Wood Panels. This also enabled the installation to be performed much more rapidly than other smaller conventional panels.
The project was designed by AECOM in conjunction with Engineer Mr Jonathan Orchard. The installation was completed by Consol Qatar w.l.l., for the Head Contractor Al Jaber Trading and Contracting. Mr Nicolas Bitar from Consol Qatar worked closely with Gerald Hynes CEO of Sontext to facilitate the design and procurement process and found the system provided by Sontext very simple to install.
Sontext Serenity Acoustic Panels, 25mm thick, were installed to the side walls. These were custom made in interlocking geometric shapes as shown in the accompanying images. The Serenity Panels were faced with “Eternal Bungee” acoustic fabric as chosen by the customer.
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