Transportation hubs, such as train stations, airports and bus terminals, are places where we meet with and say farewell to friends, family and loved ones, they’re also places where we need to hear announcements clearly in order to seamlessly reach our destination.
Sufficient sound insulation of the building envelope, such as glazing and rainscreen cladding, should be provided to control ingress from the associated sources of noise, such as engines and airplane take-offs. It must also be robust in order to withstand often harsh, sometimes semi-outdoor environments.
As these spaces are often large atria with multiple functions (retail, restaurants, information desks) controlling long reverberation times that can distort voice announcements and cause unpleasant sound build up is key. Incorporating robust finishes that can provide sound absorption is important to control these unwanted reflections in order to avoid, for instance, missing a flight or train to your destination and providing a pleasant and comfortable experience.
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