Attribute: Sloped

Claro ceiling at grand atrium entrance to Ford Hall inside Rogers Place

From a crushing cross check into the boards to an electrifying guitar solo, sports fans and concert-goers alike are reveling in the newly built Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Inside the facility, Decoustics® Claro® Ceilencio® ceiling system is the highlight of the Ford Hall grand atrium entrance. Close to 1,200 pre-curved panels of varying shapes and sizes were custom engineered and manufactured to add a dynamic finishing effect to this complex project covering almost 33,000 square feet. Constructed from absorptive material with high quality and precision, Decoustics® Claro® panels enhance the acoustics inside the crowded concourse, while the fluid shape of the curved and sloping ceiling, along with the incorporation of over 300 light fixtures of varying diameters will leave a lasting impression on the visitors of this spectacular space.

Solo Planks installed in a sawtooth pattern inside Sheridan College Classroom

To add warmth and a dynamic finishing effect to an otherwise standard classroom set-up, Solo planks were installed in a sawtooth pattern throughout Sheridan College’s classrooms and lecture halls. Solo planks are finished in custom stained white oak wood veneer and uniquely perforated and grooved for high acoustical performance. Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of approx. 0.9 ensures that lingering noises are absorbed and greatly reduced, delivering crisp sounds of the lecture to the students’ ears.

The auditorium walls are outfitted with flat and sloped Quadrillo panels finished in Cherry veneer. The veneer is custom toned to match seats and other millwork elements. The ceiling incorporates cascading Claro acoustical panels and design returns to conceal projectors and add depth.

Meeting room with wood walls and ceiling

Meeting room with saw tooth ceiling

For the remodel of this high-end office space for Summit Partners, a Boston, Massachusetts-based private equity firm, the architect specified an eye-catching boardroom ceiling featuring a complex, sawtooth pattern composed of sloped V-shaped custom wood veneer acoustical ceiling panels. To achieve the design, Decoustics engineered a custom suspended ceiling grid that allows each panel to be spring-loaded, eliminating the need to remove the panels for maintenance. The trapezoidal shape of the boardroom and the slope of the panels presented challenges requiring Decoustics to work closely with contractor Allan Construction Inc. and the project team to complete the installation of Decoustics Claro and Quadrillo.

waiting area

Restaurant with curved white ceiling

Auditorium with metallo silver walls and ceiling

McCarran International Airport is located about 5 miles (8km) south of Downtown Las Vegas, NV and serves over 50 million annual passengers. It spans over 2800 acres (11.3 sq km) of land and offers numerous choices for shopping, dining and entertainment including slot machines. Decoustics Claro Ceilencio is installed throughout the airport’s arrival and departure halls, customs, baggage areas, dining and hallways. Large stipple textured Claro panels deliver exceptional acoustical performance in this busy airport and brighten up the space by reflecting natural sunlight coming from the windows. Some areas feature extra large sloping panels, others are finished with design returns to create depth and conceal light fixtures. The entire ceiling plenum throughout the airport is 100% downward accessible with Ceilencio suspension grid. All panels can swing down using torsion springs and allow access for easy maintenance and repairs. The photos above were taken over 10 years post installation and the ceiling to this day is as functional and clean looking as it was in 2009 when the panels were originally installed.