Acoustic and environmental advantages
As the school has no traditional classrooms and the various learning areas are used as required, good acoustics are of great importance for the indoor spaces. The long-term elasticity of nora rubber floor coverings ensures greater footfall sound absorption than hard floors. This minimises disturbing noise and improves the acoustics.
One reason norament 926 arago was chosen was its extremely dense surface, which ensures robustness and durability. Another decisive factor in the choice of the flooring was the fact that it does not require any coating. “This reduces maintenance costs”, explains Antila. “It also eliminates both the cost of recoating and the time required for everything to be removed from and then returned to the building.”
The decision-makers also took into account climate protection when selecting products. nora rubber floor coverings are CO₂-neutral throughout their entire product life cycle. It is not only individual phases of the life cycle (e. g., the production of the floor covering) that are considered; the installation, the long usage phase and the subsequent recycling are also taken into account. nora voluntarily offsets any emissions that cannot be avoided.
Inlays for customised room design
“Another important point in the selection of the flooring was the opportunity to incorporate the animal inlays we designed into the flooring”, says Antila. “Every inlay depicts Finnish wildlife and they are designed to serve as rallying points in the event of an alarm, for example. The inlays were cut at the nora plant in Weinheim and sent to us ready for installation.”
Pietarsaari Language Immersion School is designed to provide pupils with the best possible preparation for the future. Architecture and education have been combined perfectly to create learning and teaching spaces with a pleasant ambience. nora’s non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, CO₂-neutral rubber floor coverings are the ideal solution to complete this concept.