The conference room was designed and executed for LRDE, Ministry of defence for their general meetings and video conferencing needs.
Prior to designing any conference room one has to decide what technology and what purpose the room will cater for. If it is audio/video conferencing then the optimum location to place the devices, screen distance and electrical outlets have to be determined. If it is for training purposes then a podium or stage is required and rows of chairs have to be arranged facing the speaker. When a conference room needs to accommodate larger number of people, a hollow conference table is useful as it allows for interaction all around. In this case, a U shaped conference table was chosen since Video Conferencing facility is convenient.
Wooden panelling was done to give a professional outlook to the military environment and also acts as sound absorbent. The two contrasting colours of light Teak wood and Sapeli which is a darker shade complements each other.
There is some indirect natural light coming in through the windows apart from the artificial lighting provided in the false ceiling made of Amstrong boards with suspended Aluminium grids. Care should be taken so that the lighting is not glaring or disturbing. The False ceiling serves multiple purposes and also acts as an air insulator and a good sound absorbent. Sometimes conference rooms can be made windowless for security purposes as in the case of a conference room inside the Pentagon called as The Tank.
Acoustics place a very important role which means that acoustic treatment has to be given to the floors such as carpets and wood absorbents for the wall.
The conference table has boxes which are mounted on the table top containing power, data, audio and video connections so that each user will be able to log into the network through the laptop.
This 15 seater facility provides furniture and sophisticated equipment.