Architect Jürgen Busack was convinced that he could create a more humane working environent in the catering kitchen at Rickling psychiatric hospital, north of Hamburg, by tackling room acoustics seriously.
“The noise that often dominates kitchen environments shocked me when I visited catering establishments, it’s an unreasonable noise level for employees. Effective acoustic ceilings and sound absorbers made a big difference to the acoustic environment in the central kitchen in Rickling”, he says with conviction.
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