A noise barrier that blends beautifully into its surroundings
Childrens Centre De Treffer in Gorredijk was opened in autumn of 2022. The childrens centre contains a public primary school, day-care centre and an after-school childcare centre. The building was designed according to the principles of active learning and natural fitness. Activity becomes part of a lesson and children do not sit still for more than twenty minutes. While a lot of buildings have a neutral light grey or anthracite colour, this building catches the eye because of its bronze colour.
Childrens Centre De Treffer
Education and healthcare
Soundproof screen on the roof
The air handling units and heat pumps are placed on the roof. Calculations made in advance showed that noise mitigation was recommended. As a result, an acoustic screen was included during construction. The two-and-a-half-metre-high SKW screen is made up of horizontally mounted panels that block noise. On the source side, the rockwool-filled panels are fitted with perforated sheets so that the noise is also absorbed. The screen is wind- and water-resistant.
The soundproof screen stands out because of its aesthetic appearance
The architect did not want a standard colour, as the screen had to flow with the building's blended brick walls. In addition, the durable, UV-resistant powder coating ensures that screen discolouration is prevented in full sunlight.
Merford is happy to contribute to creating a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment. The children at De Treffer Childrens Centre enjoy playing and learning at a new sustainable location.