Rockfon displays deep acoustic and aesthetic design know-how

August 22, 2016

Rawlins Academy College in Leicestershire is proud of its new Deep End Activity Centre that opened this year to huge acclaim.

Rockfon displays deep acoustic and aesthetic design know-how

The Deep End Activity Centre at Rawlins Academy College in Leicestershire, UK, featuring Rockfon® VertiQ® A wall panels and Rockfon® Eclipse® ceiling islands

The Centre was formerly a swimming pool which has been converted into a multi-use fitness studio and activity space to be enjoyed by students and the public. To help create a healthy acoustic environment, Rockfon VertiQ A wall absorbers and Rockfon Eclipse ceiling islands were installed throughout.

The Centre was built with hard surfaces that are highly reverberant. YMD Boon architect Sharesh Setayesh specified Rockfon acoustic solutions and explained why: “Rockfon acoustic products deliver excellent sound absorption. The ceiling rafts and wall panels are robust to withstand demanding wear and tear and provide an excellent quality of finish that supports the interior design.”

Work with mobile room partition

As a multi-functional space, the Deep End Centre can be divided into two separate areas using a mobile room partition. When used in this configuration, the acoustic demands are particularly challenging. Making good use of the space available on the walls, Rockfon VertiQ A wall absorbers provide additional acoustic control to limit the transference of unwanted sound between the two areas, ensuring speech can be heard and understood in both spaces.

Martin Cox, Project Consultant at Vision Projects was impressed by how easy it was to fit the islands and wall panels. “One of the challenges faced was fitting the Eclipse islands around the integral lights and services. Rockfon Technical Services were on hand to offer assistance and ensure the installation went smoothly and was ready on time. I’m now installing both products again in a new project.”

The main requirement was to ensure speech could be heard clearly when the studio is in use. Rockfon acoustic products deliver excellent sound absorption.

Sharesh Setayesh

Architect, YMD Boon
YMD Boon

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