Playhouse/Performing Arts Theaters
From multi-million dollar engineered masterpieces to small community centers, every single one is a performance-based space. The sole purpose is based around a performance of some kind. How well we perceive that performance is dramatically affected by the acoustical qualities of the space. What if the performers are un-intelligible and it’s a play? What if it’s a live band and you can’t hear the difference between the bass guitar and the bass drum? How about seeing the lead singers lips move, but not hearing them until a couple of seconds later? And a really big problem is what if the neighboring community is about 50 feet from the back stage doors?
All of the above pose different acoustical challenges, but it all starts with proper design, engineering, and materials to ultimately create a sustainable, great sounding performing arts center, or community center.
If there are neighboring communities you need to think about the buildings outer shell, doors, and windows (if any). To increase the OITL or to enhance the STC of the main structure, Acoustiblok’s Blok16 and QuietFiber (QF-2, 4 and 6), can be critical components in the build.
When Blok 16 or Blok 32 is added to a standard wall or ceiling assembly the entire assembly gets enhanced in terms of “TL”(transmission loss). By combining our proprietary isolation membrane with conventional construction materials we change the natural resonance of these assemblies. This combined with the difference in stiffness and being air tight, an Acoustiblok wall or ceiling makes speech virtually unintelligible from one side to the other. The overall sound level is reduced by 85-90% when a simple layer of Acoustiblok is added to a standard wall assembly.