Corridors and other communicational areas can be the noisiest, busiest areas in a building.
Corridors are the channels between all the different rooms, therefore their function and activity are key to a businesses day to day runnings and critically important in spaces such as hotel corridors.
Numerous meetings, movement and business equipment are held in corridors so the ability to have a clear conversation with reduced noise is key. At the same time conversation or movements throughout the corridor must not disturb adjacent rooms or other areas. The constant use of corridors for multiple activity places extra demands on the sound environment and its improvements.
The hard materials and structure of a corridor are just two of many ways sound can become disturbing for surrounding rooms and areas. The most beneficial way to reduce and absorb sound is using all of the ceiling area for sound absorbing acoustic products. Reverberation time and general hard noise is reduced, improving speech intelligibility.