Acoustic ceiling for Delft underground station
Hunter Douglas produces tailored acoustic ceiling for Delft underground station
Hunter Douglas’s expertise for complex projects saw it designing a logistically challenging – and eye-catching – ceiling for the main hall in the new railway station in Delft, the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s Benthem Crouwel Architects wanted the terminal to be uncluttered and well-lit and the design of the ceiling, particularly the baffles, played an integral role in this vision. Combining hand-crafted and polished tapered baffles of extruded aluminium with a fixed, perforated baffle above the ceiling means optimal sound absorption and a reverberation time of less than one second. The baffles’ exceptional light reflection, at 110 gloss units (2 layers), maximizes the output of the artificial lighting to be installed between the baffles.