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A collection of inspirational interior spaces seen – and heard – from an acoustic comfort perspective.
We go in search of projects that are pushing the boundaries of acoustic control. It’s time to change your beliefs about suspended acoustic ceilings.
In this edition of Inspired By You we focus on the inner beauty visible in a wide range of projects from around the world.
For this issue of Inspired By You we showcase the build, design and acoustics of spaces - from restaurants and office buildings to museums carved into rock and award-winning aquatic centres.
Building for success in education
Creating safe and sustainable healing environments
To avoid concerns associated with uplift, cleaning, impact and slope, we have created three special hold down clips specifically designed with a large point of contact, ensuring even pressure on the ceiling tile without damaging it.
Modern monolithic architecture calls for undisturbed, expressive surfaces. Modern building design requires good acoustics, convenience and flexibility. Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic brings the two together with amazing results.
By offering the best combination of sound absorption and sound insulation, our dB acoustic ceiling tile range provide a documented noise control solution that is music to your ears.
Turn your inspiration into any colour ceiling
Shapes and colours
Improving our Chicago Metallic T24 and T15 grid, , light frames, hold down clips and much more
This edition of Grid News covers the release of our new grid, Matt White 11, new Rockfon Eclipse® wall panels, our unique wall fixing kits and helpful 3D System Installation videos.
The complex is designed to increase participation in sport both within the school and the wider community. Rockfon ceiling solutions were installed throughout to provide the required acoustic control and satisfy BB93 Building Regulation standards.
The British Army Reserve is the largest of the reserve forces in the UK with around 30,000 trained soldiers. Rockfon outperformed its competitors on both aesthetics and acoustic performance to help revitalise army centres across the north east.
Moray Council specified compliance with Building Bulletin 93 throughout the school, and a wide selection of Rockfon ceiling and wall solutions have been installed to achieve this.
Rockfon acoustic ceiling solutions are installed throughout to help the College achieve its mission to provide high quality learning for the people and support the economic future of the Highlands and Islands.
Islwyn High in Caerphilly is an ambitious project to amalgamate two former schools in a new purpose-built development. Rockfon acoustic ceiling solutions are installed throughout the school to control noise and harmonise with the contemporary interior.
Rockfon acoustic ceiling and wall solutions have been installed throughout the brand new purpose-built Keith primary school in Moray to meet specific requirements for acoustic control, aesthetics and impact resistance.
Rockfon Mono Acoustic TE ceiling system has been installed at a leading academic sixth form college, King Edward VI College, Stourbridge. Architects’ practice Bryant Priest Newman (BPN) specified the Rockfon monolithic render system for the new teaching areas.
Being a refurbishment project, the build had a number of challenges. The ceiling contractor, turned to Rockfon to provide acoustic and environmental solutions to help optimise the layout of the new building.
Rockfon has successfully worked together with Global Contract Interiors, Kier Construction and Architects Seymour Harris, to establish a fully compliant range of acoustic solutions that meet the required performance specifications at the new Phoenix Academy in Telford; built as part of the council’s Building Schools for the Future programme.
The Queensmill School in London is an award-winning education provider for children with autistic spectrum disorders from nursery age to 19 years. Rockfon Sonar X edge ceiling tiles were chosen to satisfy the school’s specific acoustic and aesthetic requirements.
The Deep End Activity Centre at Rawlins Academy opened this year to huge acclaim. The former swimming pool 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 panels and Rockfon Eclipse ceiling islands were installed throughout.
Acoustic ceiling solutions for work, rest and play
Rockfon ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design. Rockfon ceiling systems were selected for Skibbereen because they either met or exceeded the acoustic requirements specified by the Department of Education. Fire safety was also an important factor and Rockfon products provide Class A1 fire resistance, the safest fire classification.
Set in a picturesque village in County Clare, St Joseph’s Secondary School is a new state-of-the art learning facility created as part of an ambitious multi-million Schools Bundle PPP Programme - Bundle 4 Project. Rockfon ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design.
The hospital’s Vascular Services Department has been redeveloped to provide additional patient accommodation and services including a new Angiography Treatment Suite with a technically advanced Hybrid Theatre. 2,000m² Rockfon MediCare ceilings were installed throughout to meet the demanding specification requirements which included acoustic control, fire protection and hygiene.
Morriston hospital in Swansea has undergone a massive £102M redevelopment as part of an ambitious plan to re-shape the way hospital services are delivered in South West Wales. Rockfon ceiling solutions are installed throughout the hospital including in the impressive main atrium in the Outpatients’ building.
The hospital is fitted with Rockfon MediCare Standard and MediCare Plus throughout. MediCare fulfils the essential cleaning and hygienic demands of healthcare environments and complies with the Department of Health’s HBN and HTM guidelines. MediCare ceilings do not contribute to the growth of MRSA. They have a low particle emission and have achieved Clean Room Classification ISO Class 4 for MediCare Plus and ISO Class 5 for MediCare Standard.
The £38million development provides first class sporting facilities for the east of England, and will also be used as a training camp for the 2012 Olympic Games. Over 4000m2 of Rockfon ceiling solutions have been installed throughout the centre.
One of the UK’s leading cinema chains, Cineworld, continues to grow, opening new multi-screen cinemas nationally and expanding existing premises to create memorable and exciting experiences for movie-goers. Rockfon ceiling products have been specified for sites across the country and were chosen for their superior acoustic control.
The Lake’s Boathouse function room offers magnificent meeting facilities and is the perfect place for events and conferences. Rockfon Mono Acoustic was installed here to create a unique ‘wave’ ceiling design inspired by the waterside view.
Scientists have discovered there is a direct link between the ear and the nose which may explain why noise can affect what we taste.
The restaurant and bar are two of the most glamorous areas of the hotel. Mondrian wanted a ceiling system that can provide the necessary acoustic control for these busy places whilst complementing the character of the architecture and Art Deco interior. Rockfon Mono Acoustic brings together the seamless, clean lines associated with traditional plastered surfaces, with performance characteristics thought only possible with modular suspended ceiling and wall systems.
The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is the centre piece of a £multimillion regeneration in the heart of South Shields. Rockfon Mono Acoustic seamless ceiling system is installed throughout to meet both the aesthetic and acoustic requirements which helped the project win the prestigious Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year award in the 2016 Mixology North Awards.
Regus is a global workplace provider offering flexible space solutions for over two million members. They currently operate in over 300 locations within the UK and have recently added a new site in Leicester to their growing network. Approximately 1500m² Rockfon Artic ceilings were installed throughout the new office to help create the perfect working environment.
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council commissioned FaulknerBrowns architects to design their sleek, new civic office building. ”We collaborated with Rockfon to find a creative solution to achieve the acoustic performance required in the open plan spaces around the atrium”.
A collection of case studies featuring Rockfon dB ceiling tiles that both dampen sounds inside the room and block them from travelling to neighbouring rooms
Be inspired by how these private homes have improved acoustics without disrupting the initial architecture, thanks to Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic.
Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic lets you shape and curve its surface, enabling you to realise the signature look you’re trying to achieve.
New build or renovation, large or small, these three unique projects in the UK show how Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic is ideal for retail, restaurants and public areas.
A meeting room, a lobby or a restaurant; Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic is ideal for any type of space and is not only reserved for impressive, grand constructions.
Be inspired by three unique museums where the use of a seamless, monolithic ceiling helped accentuate the artwork as well as create optimum acoustics for quiet reflection.
The bookmaker prides itself on investing in its shop design. Rockfon worked closely with Paddy Power to help create an environment where customers can enjoy the best possible experience.
Underwoods motor group is the largest independent dealership in Essex and Suffolk. The group is celebrating the opening of its impressive Peugeot new car showroom in Sudbury, which has been fitted with Rockfon acoustic ceiling tiles to help create a stylish interior design to show the cars to best effect whilst also creating a comfortable, welcoming environment for customers.
Gate is a vibrant new shopping destination in Leeds city centre, offering well over one million square feet of premium retail and leisure floor space. Rockfon Mono Acoustic seamless acoustic ceiling and wall system was specified for the project to help create the desired look whilst helping deliver ambient acoustic comfort.
Recycling of Rockfon stone wool ceiling tiles and upcycling of wet felted mineral fibre ceiling tiles
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