Case Study

Enhancing Acoustic Comfort at Offices in Nairobi: A Game-Changing Solution by Saint-Gobain Africa

The already has a presence in Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, but the new country office in Kenya shows the country’s growth and attraction to travellers., a global leader in online travel and related services, has been revolutionizing the way people book accommodations and travel experiences worldwide. With a strong presence in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital city, has played a pivotal role in shaping the local travel industry and supporting the growth of tourism in East Africa.

Nairobi's dynamic business environment, coupled with the city's burgeoning tourism sector, has led to's significant expansion in the region. As their operations grew, so did the need for a conducive working environment that fosters productivity and employee well-being. However, the rapid growth of their Nairobi offices posed a challenge in terms of acoustic comfort.

As's Nairobi offices expanded, the open-plan workspace design became increasingly susceptible to acoustic disruptions. Employees faced challenges such as excessive noise, echoes, and distractions, which adversely affected their concentration, collaboration, and overall productivity. Recognizing the importance of creating an ideal work environment, sought a comprehensive solution to address these acoustic challenges. Open-plan offices have become the norm and the new offices are no exception.

In order to create office spaces where people can perform a certain activity, and feel good doing it, Saint-Gobain Ecophon supplied the new offices with Ecophon Solo™ acoustic ceiling panels.

They enable: 

  •  increased sound absorption and noise reduction
  •  increased speech intelligibility
  •  improved speech clarity

Ecophon Solo™ panels were used creatively with lighting contribute to the positive experience of the space and create stylish environments.