The recent opening of Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm has seen the emergence of Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre. With a record investment of 640 million Euros, it is also one of the most costly shopping centres ever to be built in Europe. The mall features a shopping area of 101,000 sq metres and includes 224 stores. The planners of this mega project wanted a high quality sound system for the Mall of Scandinavia that could also integrate seamlessly into the centre’s interior design concept. The sound concept provided by Fohhn and Swedish distributor Watt & Volt clearly impressed the centre’s planners, with the mall project setting new standards in both design and sound.
The central parts of the mall have design themes reflecting the elements of earth, wind and water, among others. For each of these areas, musicians have composed dedicated soundscapes, which also enable visitors to experience these elements acoustically. In the “water” area, for example, 32 Fohhn AT-10 loudspeakers have been invisibly installed in a ring formation in the ceiling to help create a particular atmosphere. Eight PT-8 Waveline Compact speakers have also been installed on a truss in the centre of the area. These compact, high performance line array modules, equipped with two 6.5” neodymium low/mid speakers and a 1.4” neodymium high frequency driver, ensure optimum sound quality in this challenging environment. Further support is provided by four PS-4 subwoofers and four XT-4 loudspeakers. The truss itself can be lowered for concerts, which take place in this area of the mall, in order to guarantee best possible sound results.
Other acoustic and optical requirements have been taken care of with a variety of different Fohhn loudspeaker systems. These include, among others, loudspeakers from the Linea Focus series, which can be electronically controlled in real time; high powered systems from the Perform-Series and compact high performance speakers from Fohhn’s Arc-Series. Altogether, over 100 Fohhn systems have been installed to provide perfect sound coverage in this superlative shopping centre.
The Mall of Scandinavia’s operators are excited with the results and completely happy with their decision to go with Fohhn quality – Made in Germany.
We congratulate everyone on the mall opening and thank Watt & Volt for this great collaboration.