What are good or bad acoustics?
We take it for granted that in a concert hall or recording studio the acoustics are optimal and fulfil their intended function. Consequently, considerable attention is paid to drawing up an acoustic plan as early as the design phase. This is necessary so that the appropriate materials can subsequently be placed in the right places to meet the requirements.
However, we give much less thought to how important acoustic comfort is in offices, hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms and, in fact, all spaces where people congregate.
Apart from legal requirements, acoustics have often been neglected.
We only notice when there is too much noise in a restaurant, for example. People have to speak louder to understand each other and, as a result, the sound pressure increases.