Scala XL transforms VOLA Academy's soundscape

Step into the world of VOLA Academy in Horsens, Denmark, where Abstracta’s wall panel Scala XL, designed by the renowned Anya Sebton, takes center stage in redefining acoustic excellence. Interior architect Torben Madsen unveils his insights into the project’s acoustic challenges and sheds light on why Scala XL emerged as the natural choice.

Interior architect: LINK Arkitektur , Torben Madsen
Photo: Studio55, Tina Stephansen

– In connection with a major renovation of the VOLA Academy and VOLA reception and lounge, there was a significant focus on the working environment, including the acoustic challenges. In the VOLA Academy, with open office spaces, the task was to find an acoustic solution for the prominent concrete wall. Here, Abstracta Scala XL was a natural choice. The undulating wall, interrupted by oak-clad window and door niches, creates a calm rhythm as one moves along the wall, explains Interior architect Torben Madsen.

– In the lounge area, a large folding wall was replaced by a wall with window and door niches, similar to the design in the VOLA Academy. Here, the wall was also clad with Scala XL. In addition to the tranquility and rhythm the wall provides for passersby, there is also a beautiful interplay when the sun falls on the large waves in Scala XL, says Madsen.

The Scala XL elements are clad with flame-retardant fabric, Camira Blazer CUZ47 crib-5.

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