Barco

Kortrijk, Belgium

Property owner

Barco

Main contractor

Cordeel

Architect

Jaspers-Eyers

Acoustic consultant

VK Engineering

Structural engineer

Details

meeting room

Building type

Commercial

Intervention level

Floor

In the modern new headquarter of Barco, designed by Jaspers-Eyers, a CDM-FLOAT was installed in the large meeting room.

Barco, a significant leader in the market of projectors, is building a completely new headquarter complex at Kennedy Park in Kortrijk with a total area of 60000m². The architects Jaspers-Eyers designed a very strong modern building; the vast circular concept intended to echo dynamics, compactness and innovation. The main building houses a training room, conference facilities and restaurant. In addition several rectangular office blocks are also being built to provide space for a total of approximately 1500 employees.

On the first floor of the circular main building is a large meeting room, for which the acoustic consultant specified CDM-FLOAT a high-quality acoustic floating floor system. The CDM-FLOAT is a modular system which is pre-assembled at the CDM factory. It comprises high performance isolation pads and an absorption layer bonded to a lost formwork panel onto which reinforced concrete is then installed. The same system was also used for various machine rooms housing HVAC units on the upper floors.

One of the adjacent buildings houses a test facility which examines the effect of induced vibrations on new products. In order to sufficiently isolate vibration from the rest of the building two concrete inertia bases were installed in the basement on to which the test equipment was mounted. Both inertia bases were installed on flexible steel springs, with a resonance frequency of 2.5 Hz, and elastic lateral buffer pads were inserted, by means of special air cushions, in order to limit horizontal movements.

CDM-FLOAT - concrete floating floor

concrete inertia base

System solution: CDM-FLOAT

CDM-FLOAT is a pre-manufactured floating floor that is designed and manufactured in CDM’s factory. By adapting the type of isolators a high-quality acoustic floor can be achieved

CDM-FLOAT

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