Unity - new monolithic ceiling concept combining design & functionality
Knauf Danoline launches a complete ceiling concept that enables the architects to create a monolithic surface and at the same time retain the functionality of a demountable ceiling. The new concept is called Unity, drawing on the unifying expression that the perforations to the edge create in the ceiling surface. The Unity concept offers three different perforation designs, all extending the perforations to the edge of the ceiling tile.
“In the initial design phase of a building, the ceilings are often envisioned as a uniform surface. But as functions are added to the ceiling, that calmness is disturbed. Our Unity concept seeks to return the ceiling surface to its calm, uninterrupted state. And also maintain the functionality of a demountable acoustic ceiling, ensuring access to the cavity and excellent acoustic comfort ”, explains Erik Ipsen, architect and Head of R&D at Knauf Danoline.
Unity 3 consists of square 3.5x3.5 mm perforations that create a hi-tech appearance, making Unity 3 ideal for rooms with hard, refined materials. With an αw of 0.85 (NRC 0.85), Unity 3 achieves Class-B sound absorption according to EN 11654 with an extremely even absorption across the frequency range, ensuring an exceptional acoustic comfort.
Taking its inspiration from the air bubbles in water, Unity 8|15|20 is made up of round perforations with three different diameters; Ø8 mm, Ø15 mm and Ø20 mm. Thanks to its retro feel symbolizing slow, steady movement, Unity 8|15|20 is perfect for rooms using organic shapes and warm materials like wood. Unity 8|15|20 has an acoustic performance of αw 0.60 (NRC 0.55).
Unity 6 provides a soft expression with its Ø6 mm round perforations, suitable for rooms with cast concrete walls and cast floors. Unity 6 has an acoustic performance of αw 0.65 (NRC 0.70).
All three Unity designs are available for a range of products, each with different edge design, application and functionality. “Our product development is guided by the principle of creating solutions rather than limitations for the architects. We wish to give them maximum room for expression by offering Unity perforations with concealed, semi-concealed and even visible grid”, concludes Erik Ipsen.
Like the rest of Knauf Danoline’s portfolio, the new Unity solutions are as standard available with a built-in air-purification feature called Cleaneo Technology.
Learn more about the Unity perforation designs on www.knaufdanoline.com.