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Gyproc tones down noise at NYU

                                                                      

Gyproc tones down noise at NYU

A high performance acoustic plasterboard from Gyproc Middle East has been chosen to provide ceiling linings for Abu Dhabi’s new showpiece New York University campus, under construction on Saadiyat Island.

The first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, the NYU campus is a central feature of the island, which is being developed to form Abu Dhabi’s cultural centre.  Planned by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, the campus has, at its heart, state-of-the-art teaching and recreational spaces, designed with exceptional acoustic performance to create the optimum educational environment for students and teachers.

To achieve the levels of sound absorption needed, ceilings throughout are lined with Gyproc Rigitone – a high performance perforated plasterboard that has been specially developed to combine modern, eye-catching aesthetics with very high levels of acoustic performance.

Using a special fixing and jointing technique, unique to the Rigitone system, individual boards are joined to create seamless monolithic designs adapted to any location or ceiling area.

Working alongside Cloisall & Al Reyami, involved in the project, Gyproc’s Technical team created full specifications and detailing for ceilings throughout the campus, and arranged all necessary approvals documentation. They then arranged a full day onsite training course specifically to cover the specialized fixing and jointing techniques involved, to ensure the highest possible finish quality to meet the architect’s demanding internal vision for the buildings.

Regular bi-weekly site visits by the Gyproc Technical Academy team throughout the installation phase will cover any issues that may arise on site, and give further support and advice as required.

The Gyproc ceilings will not only help to provide an ideal learning and teaching environment for students and teachers at the new University, but will create a modern open aesthetic for the University’s interior spaces in keeping with architect’s stunning exterior design.

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