Architects’ practice Bryant Priest Newman (BPN) specified the Rockfon monolithic render system for the new teaching areas. Phill Shepherd, RIBA Architect, BPN Architects explains why, “The challenge was to find a product that provided the clean aesthetic appearance of a plastered ceiling whilst providing higher acoustic performance requirements for the large volume teaching areas. Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic offered this and is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the traditional plaster ceilings.”
The ceilings are fitted in the teaching spaces and drama studio. The spaces are designed to have clean lines with crisp detailing and ceilings which follow the undulating roof form.
A standard suspended ceiling would not work here. The Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic system can affix to any surface effortlessly, whether it’s inclined, flat or curved. It can be installed directly underneath the existing ceiling or installed on to a grid. The finished result is an elegant seamless acoustic ceiling which realises the architect’s modern minimalistic vision.
Pacy and Wheatley are certified installers of Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic and fitted approximately 500m² of ceiling at the College. The work was carried out on time and within budget. Director Craig Wheatley is thrilled with the results, “We installed the ceiling with minimal disruption to the client. Mono Acoustic TE is a first class product that provides the acoustic control needed to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere for staff and students to enjoy for years to come.”
Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic is fitted in the ICT laboratories and graphic rooms, continuing the modern minimalistic design in these areas. In schools and colleges, high demands are placed on acoustics specifically with regards to speech intelligibility. Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic offers the highest class of sound absorption (Class A) to reduce the reverberation level, contributing to an excellent teaching environment.
Fire safety also plays an important role in schools and colleges. All Rockfon products exceed fire safety European standards. Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic has Class A2 reaction to fire.
Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic is suitable for contemporary open areas as well as more constrained and traditional spaces. Its flexibility of installation and good acoustic properties make it suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. It is a modern solution that does not disturb the character and original architecture of historic buildings.
Installation of a Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic ceiling system must be completed by a trained and certified installer.
King Edward VI College
West Midlands, DY8 1TD