Did you know that KAEFER is also active in the construction sector in Germany? The acoustic interior outfitting inside Schwerin Castle is one such example. It is the landmark of the city of Schwerin and was the ducal residence of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin until about 100 years ago. Today, it is still a centre of power as the seat of the state parliament.
KAEFER Construction took on the finishing work for the gold-coloured ceiling. Developed in conjunction with KAEFER’s acoustics laboratory in Bremen, it features both sound-reflecting and sound-transparent areas, particularly around the loudspeakers. The different qualities of fabric in the cassettes, all with mica effect and gold colouring, provide sound transparency.
To make the ceiling appear lighter, white cooling fins were installed beneath the expanded metal ceiling. The result is a harmonious interplay between the white fins on the walls and the gold background. But again, accuracy was key: the substructure had to fit to within 3mm.
Wall and ceiling cladding of the plenary hall in Schwerin Castle