Library of Nijmegen University

In the reading room at Nijmegen's Radboud University, the Rossoacoustic acoustically effective room-partitioning system enables library users to concentrate on their work. At the same time, the panels bring a little colour into the surroundings. Every day up to 400 students use the computer workplaces in the reading room in Nijmegen's university library. Despite the constant activity, it is pleasantly quiet. Interior architect Marianne Wind from Ahrend, a Dutch fit-out company, redesigned and fitted out the entire library. Wind elevated the 40 Rossoacoustic TP30 panels to the key design element in the reading room. With bold shades of yellow, orange, red, blue and green, the interior architect has placed colourful highlights. However, it is not only the display of colours that is pleasing to the eye but also the light in which the individual workplaces are bathed: Thanks to special connectors, interior architect Wind was able to combine the colourful partitioning elements with 15 Rossoacoustic CP30 Frost panels. These are translucent but opaque, and so privacy is maintained without the need for artificial lighting for the individual tables. Wind acknowledges: "The large amount of freedom the panels and connectors gave me to realise my design have made me an enthusiastic fan of Rossoacoustic."

Project data

  • Planning: Ahrend, Marianne Wind
  • Tags: Working,Sonstiges
  • Realisation: 2014
  • Photographer: Guido Erbring