Nightingale, I cannot hear you!
von | Mar 6, 2010

Acoustics are becoming an ever more important criterion in the planning and outfitting of interiors. On the one hand, sound-absorbing systems are increasingly needed as a structural requirement and can also be used as design elements, while on the other planners and architects strive to have these functional units disappear in walls and ceilings.

The "CapaCoustic Fine" system by Caparol consists of a carrier panel that has to be coated with an open-porous plaster. It is attached to either a new or existing suspended ceiling, or stuck to the ceiling directly. As such there is no need for the metal substructures that are otherwise standard. The system is also suitable for geometrically challenging surfaces such as, for example, barrel vaulting. Through the extremely finely textured final coating, which has a high level of white marble grain, it is even possible seamless, very flat surfaces with a high degree of white. With its excellent absorption levels it was as if the "CapaCoustic Fine" system had been developed specifically with the construction of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, and the requirements for very sound insulation, in mind. The range is complemented by another seamless, spray-on solution with a light plaster structure, the "CapaCoustic Structure", and by a version for parts made of melamine resin panels called "CapaCoustic Melapor".

all photos © Haydar Koyupinar, Pinkothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany