New generation ROCKFON Mono® Acoustic ceilings have been chosen for the reception, restaurant and bar areas of the new London Mondrian hotel. Situated on the south bank of the River Thames in the former Sea Containers’ HQ, this luxurious hotel was designed with the creative direction of renowned British designer Tom Dixon by the Design Research Studio. Inspired by 1920s cruise ship glamour, the interior captures the essence of the original building and offers style and sophistication for which the Mondrian brand is known.
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.
Mondrian Director of Sales and Marketing, Simon Gilkes is delighted with the finished results: “It’s been a pleasure to work with ROCKFON. They’ve addressed the acoustic requirements of such voluminous spaces throughout Mondrian London. Their knowledge, professionalism and considered approach to the iconic Sea Containers’ building was a success from both a design and acoustic perspective.”
The hotel’s interior features many hard surfaces including a copper clad wall in the reception area and a glass cube in the bar. These areas have the potential to be very noisy, but the monolithic ceiling provides Class A sound absorption (0.90αw) which significantly decreases echo and reverberation levels, creating a relaxed environment where guests can hear their conversations.
PANARC Interior Solutions, an authorised ROCKFON Mono installer, carried out the installation of the Mono® Acoustic ceilings. PANARC Business Development Manager, Daniel Davies explains why they were the perfect solution: “Installation was complex because of the various restrictions posed by this listed building. The versatility and flexibility of Mono® Acoustic helped us meet these challenges and create the seamless finish the hotel desired.”
ROCKFON Mono Acoustic ceiling is suitable for refurbishment projects or new builds. The tiles are installed using a Chicago Metallic suspension system or can be directly mounted on existing ceilings and walls. They can fit in large spaces or smaller rooms as seamless spans, ceiling islands and walls. The improved render creates a smoother, white, monolithic surface.
The ceiling allows for easy incorporation of lighting, air conditioning and ventilation systems and offers Class A2 fire protection. The tiles are dimensionally stable at up to 100% relative humidity and can be installed in temperatures ranging from 0˚C to 40˚C, allowing for installation to take place before windows are fully sealed.