Oslo Opera House, Norway

Oslo Opera House, Norway

Client: Oslo Opera House
Type of works: supply and installation of over 3,000 sq m of bespoke acoustic panels.

Stretch Ceilings UK Ltd has successfully completed an astonishing project in Norway’s exciting new landmark, the Oslo Opera House.

Stretch Ceilings UK Ltd supplied and installed over 3,000 sq m of bespoke acoustic panels in the Opera House to aid the architects vision of a glacier afloat in the Norwegian Sea. Stretch Management were involved at the early stage of the ceiling development to ensure that functionality and performance of the suspended ceilings were afforded paramount importance, whilst also complimenting the unique internal finishes and the surrounding features within the main public spaces of the foyers, restaurant, circulation spaces, lobbies and bar areas. The Micro Acoustic membrane was chosen by the architect due to its high-performance acoustic perforation.

The material receives approximately 500,000 perforations per sq m. As the sound passes through the 0.2mm material, the friction of the air in each single hole amplified by the resonance in the air between the micro-perforated panel and in some instances additional acoustic insulation behind provides an effective sound absorber and can actually allow the end acoustics to be tuned to meet various requirements.

The Micro Acoustic perforations can be applied to most of Stretch Ceilings extensive 250 colours and finishes, for this project the architect selected the Matt White finish. At first glance, the Matt White finish boasts a light reflectance of approximately 82% maximising on the natural daylight available from the prominent glass facade, but it is also washable, hygienic, non toxic, 100% recyclable and is now certified to the new Euroclass standard B s1 d0 in accordance with EN 13501.1.

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