Salmon Eye is an offshore interactive exhibition area and art installation that explores sustainable aquaculture industry. The venue emerges, like a glistening pebble, from the waters of Hardanger Fjord in southwest Norway.
Commissioned by Eide Fjordbruk, Salmon Eye has integrated Kvadrat Acoustic solution across its interior and takes visitors on a journey through design, interaction, dramaturgy, facts, terms, and experiences. In doing so, it adopts a global perspective on local challenges, solutions, and innovations – especially the sustainability issues concerning global aquaculture.
The building comprises Soft Cells acoustic panels that cover the ceiling and walls of the ellipsoid interior as one continuous surface. They promote aural and visual comfort and are covered in a bespoke textile, which moves from dark to light, from the base to the top of the building. Furthermore, the panels seamlessly integrate openings for building services, such as sprinklers and lights.
To ensure perfectly consistent angles and a uniform 3mm gap between the panels, the Kvadrat Acoustic team created a bespoke rail-based substructure for the Salmon Eye. This bespoke element also makes it easy to maintain and demount the acoustic panels.
During the initial development phase, to guarantee all the Soft Cells acoustic panels follow the irregular structural rhythm of the building, the Kvadrat Acoustic team relied on a 3D model which employed regularly updated 3D scan data from the building site, as well as prototypes and mock-ups. This approach ultimately led to the creation of groups of repeating panel shapes in combination with 250 unique panels, each precisely following features within the building, such as around windows.
About Kvadrat Acoustics
Kvadrat Acoustics creates fully customisable, high-performance acoustic solutions characterised by aesthetic excellence and exceptional versatility. In addition, we offer end-to-end project support, delivered by a global network of specialists.
We are dedicated to pushing the aesthetic and technological boundaries of acoustic solutions. solutions set the benchmark for sustainability, flexibility and durability and are used in numerous visionary architectural developments all over the world including: AmorePacific, Tottenham Spurs Stadium, Galeries Lafayette, Cleveland Clinic, Under, The Royal Danish Library, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rolls-Royce, West Bund Museum and Microsoft.
Kvadrat Acoustics is part of Kvadrat. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces high-performing, design textiles, rugs, acoustics and window covering solutions for both commercial and residential interiors.
For more information, please contact:
Trendgruppen PR, Helena Walfridsson,
Phone: +4673 663 76 12
High resolution pictures can be found HERE
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