Schiller Library Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany 2012 - 2015
Room acoustic planning of a public newly built city library
Building acoustics consultation
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Abteilung Hochbau, 10707 Berlin
AV1-Architekten, 67655 Kaiserslautern
ADA scope of services:
Room acoustics: planning from project phase to construction supervision, building acoustics consultations
- Start of planning: 2012
- Completion: 2015
The new building of the Schiller-Bibliothek in Berlin-Mitte comprises 3 floors for the public library operation on approx. 1800 m² floor space.
The essential areas are
- central information desk,
- Children's library with free-hand area, workstations as well as a quiet and reading area,
- 'Reading lounge' and adult free-standing area with workstations
- 'Youth Bistro' and 'Youth Library' with hands-free area and workplaces and 'Chill-Area'.
- 2 function rooms and a non-public administration floor.
The building is architecturally characterized by open floor plans, concrete core activated ceilings and a high proportion of exposed concrete and glass. The aim was to create room acoustics suitable for the usage and the regulations in public areas such as borrowing, work and free-time areas, in 2 function rooms as well as in the administration premises. For the sake of acoustic comfort due to low reverberation times and thus low background noise levels, a sufficiently high damping and reduction of the sound propagation was to be ensured. For the soundproofing, building acoustics additional work for the installation of an air conditioner on the roof of the building was carried out.