CharacteristicsAcoustic absorption, choice of textile finishes, patented tensioning mechanism, customizable panels
CertificationContributes to environmental building certification schemes: DGNB, LEED, BREEAM and HQE, CE mark, US Fire Class: ASTM E84, Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certifications on textiles
Guarantee10-year product warranty
The Panum Institute is part of Copenhagen University and houses the Medical Science Faculty. The building was built 1971-1986 by architects Eva and Nils Koppel. In 2017 C.F. Møller completed an extension of the Maersk Tower.
Kvadrat Soft Cells Elements panels were specified for the walls in the new auditorium. They were chosen due to the availability of different panels sizes, the quick mock-up, fast delivery, and the 10-year product warranty. Soft Cells are acoustic panels made with recycled aluminum and a textile finish. The acoustic panels are tensioned to withstand humidity and temperature conditions.
After installation, an external acoustician approved the quality of the sound absorption provided by the Elements panels. There were high demands for the acoustic properties in the space, and Kvadrat Soft Cells provided the ideal solution. The high quality of materials and the selection of colors supported the decision to use Soft Cell panels. The acoustic panel had to aesthetically work with the concrete on the walls whilst providing a discreet solution to hang next to the teaching screens.