When designing a classroom or learning environment for students there are many aspects to take into consideration, especially as there are many building design requirements to meet, often within specific limitations.
In the recently completed AUT South Modular buildings in Manukau some of the acoustic requirements meant that this project required some form of acoustic ceiling for sound absorption, although by using a standard suspended ceiling system would not allow all requirements to be fulfilled.
The project architect from JASMAX was proactive early in the design stages in getting in contact with Potter Interior Systems in order to find the ultimate acoustic suspended ceiling solution.
Due to the structural design of the AUT modular buildings this meant that the plenum space area was very minimal and to use a standard grid and tile ceiling this would significantly reduce the ceiling height inside the classrooms.
Potters AMF Thermatex SF-Acoustic 600 x 600 acoustic ceiling tiles – installed from beneath into a Donn Grid suspension system provided the necessary solution for greatly improving the acoustic performance within the classrooms, laboratory and recreation rooms within minimal dimensions, preventing the unnecessary lowering of the suspended ceiling. In using this semi-concealed ceiling system the suspension grid is barely visible and in between each tile a negative detail look is created.
Potter aluminium glazed partitions and doors really complemented the clean, sharp look of the new interior between various rooms, and provided sufficient privacy without blocking out light.
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