A Chinese Orchestra Room is reborn.

We assisted the Yew Tee Community Centre in its efforts to renovate its Orchestra room and make that space into an efficient hall for its Chinese orchestra musical recitals. These efforts in contributing to the society have paid off. As people can enj0y the performances at this renovated practice room with Soundzipper consultation our client was ensured with excellent sound quality

In Singapore, the standard practice for all music practice rooms tends to be to clad all walls with fabric acoustic panels. The overall acoustic construction is often of insufficient thickness – 50mm leading to uneven treatment in the bass frequency range. Instruments often sound boxy and boomy in these fabric heavy spaces. We were engaged to overhaul the acoustics of the Chinese Orchestra Practice Room at the Yew Tee Community Centre.

Design

Topakustik 29/3M Maple was chosen as the solution for space due to its balanced performance in the bass and mid-range frequencies. The idea was to clad all walls of the room including the window/door areas with Topakustik. The construction depth chosen was 73mm

The sub construction was done with galvanised metal framing in order to comply with the local fire code. Metal was considerably harder to work with that wood and the sub-framing had to be planned out in detail.

Planning of subframing (Yew Tee CC Chinese Orchestra Room)

Planning of subframing (Yew Tee CC Chinese Orchestra Room)

The challenging part of the installation was the need to clad areas around the existing windows, blinds and columns in a beautiful manner. We planned out 4 edge details to seamless wrap the columns.

The 4 Topakustik Edge Details

The 4 Topakustik Edge Details

Construction Process

Chinese Orchestra Room - Raw Site

Chinese Orchestra Room – Raw Site

Precision engineering of Topakustik Swiss timber panels

Precision engineering of Topakustik Swiss timber panels

2 Man Job - Construction Subframing

2 Man Job – Construction Subframing

Boss talk - Espirit Engineering Boss with Adrian

Boss talk – Espirit Engineering Boss with our Founder Soundzipper

Subframing with 40kg/m3 rockwool filled in cavities

Subframing with 40kg/m3 rockwool filled in cavities

Installing the Topakustik Planks

Installing the Topakustik Planks

Final Touches to Installation

Final Touches to Installation

Ready for Chinese Orchestra to move in

Ready for Chinese Orchestra to move in

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