HOW CREATIVE SHAPES AND ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS AFFECT STUDENTS
MONTESSORI MALMEN BORÅS SWEDEN
In an ongoing collaboration between Joy of Plenty and Montessori school Malmen in Borås, students’ concentration, wellbeing, motivation and peace of mind (among others) are measured in a redesigned classroom compared to the design of the original classrooms. The sound levels are also measured. Products from Gotessons were chosen for the resdesigned classroom which met the requirements of the Montessori way as well as the purpose of the project.
The cloud shaped sound absorbents Hang Over and Silent Pendant Lamps were hung from the ceiling to improve the sound environment. The combined wall absorbent and notice board Collage was used in another part of the classroom. The portable, foldable and hangable desk screen FoldIT Basic Felt was also used to give students improved opportunities to work individually and without disturbances.