Cacophony of noises or a pleasant shopping and dining experience? Let the shoppers prefer an acoustically pleasing mall! Shopping can be very stressful especially if there is a product launch or fashion show in the atrium which then becomes cacophony for the rest of the mall. Also a crowded food court is usually always a noisy experience whereas quiet environs are preferred to converse and enjoy a meal.
Envirotech solutions for mall ceilings provides benefits to all the stakeholders of the ecosystem. Here is how:
|Quiet interiors||Acoustical Consultant|
|Lightweight add-on||Structural Consultant|
|Environment friendly||Green Consultant|
|Daylight views||Lighting Consultant|
|Corporate branding||Signage Consultant|
|Thermal comfort||HVAC Consultant|
|Easy integration||Other Vendors|
|Quick turnaround||Project Manager|
|Easy maintenance||Facility Manager|
|Economical, asset appreciation||Dveloper|
Malls are designed with highly polished and acoustically hard surfaces.
- Stone flooring
- Gypsum ceiling
- Glass storefronts
The emphasis is on visuals and visuals only. This tends to create highly reverberant spaces that unwittingly create stress, the last thing that brands would want!
If the necessary awareness and consciousness exists at the design stage itself then acoustical ceiling panels like Snazz Pixel 3/8 or Snazz Cosmos can be very easily integrated by architects in the usual smooth gypsum ceiling with no loss to aesthetics. Similarly atrium domes can be adorned with Subtex Wave acoustical baffles that can work as colourful banners too. Imagination and innovation is the key!
Experience shows architectural acoustics is most neglected in malls by interior designers and hence acoustical ambience can become a mall’s key differentiator to the delight of the owner, tenants and most importantly, the shoppers, making them come back again and again. Once there are a throng of repeat footfalls and merchandise flies of shelves the lease rentals can be robust and sustained. A win-win-win for all stakeholders.