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Project • By Knauf AMFLaboratories

Explorhino Science Center

Freeze your own shadow, puzzle with a snake cube, create giant bubbles with a cable hoist – all this and more can be tried out by visitors to the “Explorhino Science Center” in Aalen. Natural science can be experienced in the new building. The building acoustics in the interior of the complex, which opened in March 2018, were realised with HERADESIGN® wood wool acoustic solutions as a Baffle system from Knauf AMF.The "Explorhino" has been known in the region for about ten years as a student laboratory of the University of Economics and Technology (Aalen). With action days and many other programmes, the initiators want to inspire children and young people in mathematics, information technology, natural science and technology (MINT). This was... More

Product • By Knauf AMFHERADESIGN creative


Knauf AMF extends the HERADESIGN® range of products to almost infinite dimensions: the new HERADESIGN® creative product range offers architects, designers and their clients the opportunity to create interiors with wood wool acoustic panels in almost every desired shape and colour. This means: optimised room acoustics through stylish wall and ceiling surfaces with a unique character.   A few months ago, Knauf AMF commissioned a new CNC machining centre for wood wool acoustic panels at the HERADESIGN® production site in Ferndorf. This created the technical prerequisites for the new HERADESIGN® creative product range. Since then, the possibilities of this production technology have been determined in detail through numer... More

Project • By Knauf AMFNurseries

Arthurlie Family Centre

East Renfrewshire Council is making significant investment to meet the Scottish Government’s legislative requirements to expand their early years provision by 2020. As part of the Council’s ambitious expansion plan, the new Arthurlie Family Centre offers 120 morning and 120 afternoon places for children aged between three and five, and spaces for community use. A mixture of acoustic ceilings and ceiling rafts from Knauf AMF are specified throughout to help create a visually appealing and comfortable auditory environment.The entrance to Arthurlie Family Centre has a steep pitched roof designed to allow light to flood in, it also gave the architect the opportunity to make a feature of the exposed timber structure. AMF Topiq Sonic ceiling raft... More

Project • By Knauf AMFExhibition Centres

Wölpert Headquarters

“We are constantly expanding and improving our quality and services for you as a customer”. The company Wölpert GmbH & Co. KG promise this on their website and over the last year they have fulfilled this promise at their headquarters in Neu-Ulm, replacing the old show room and administration buildings with a new highly modern show room. Baffles and ceiling tiles from Knauf AMF ensure the best acoustics. Wölpert is a well-known traditional construction material distributor between Stuttgart, Swabian Alb, Lake Constance and Allgäu. Founded more than 80 years ago, the family-owned company operates a total of 18 branches in the region. Four of them are in Bavaria, including Neu-Ulm. Here, on the Finninger Straße the company’s headquart... More

Project • By Knauf AMFOffices

ASTARTA Organic Business Centre

It is the first newly opened Business Centre in the Ukrainian capital for half a decade and is the first property of its kind in the country to be certified to International standards for sustainable construction: the ASTARTA Organic Business Centre. It sets the standard in the vibrant, Eastern European metropolis - not just in terms of sustainability, but also in terms of comfort. Knauf AMF played an important role in this. The company from the Bavarian Forest supplied acoustic solutions for the construction project for a pleasant and peaceful interior atmosphere. The city with two faces. The Western side of the Dnjepr, where Kiev was hilly and green, whereas the Eastern part of the metropolis with almost three million peop... More

Project • By Knauf AMFUniversities

University of Cambridge

The purpose-built Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) at the University of Cambridge creates a nurturing environment for some of the world’s brightest minds. The centre’s bespoke support facilities are designed to help stimulate thought, share knowledge and provide networking opportunities for postdoctoral researchers who play a vital role in the university’s world-class research. Heradesign acoustic ceilings and wall absorbers from Knauf AMF were chosen as part of the vision for Saunders Boston Architects who wanted an organic, raw aesthetic featuring exposed services and uncamouflaged building materials. Heradesign is a popular choice for specifiers who want to produce a less processed, simpler aesthetic. Research shows that connec... More
Alyth Primary Hall Heradesign
Alyth Primary classroom both ceilings
Alyth Primary Corridor Thermatex with skylight

Project • By Knauf AMFPrimary Schools

Alyth Primary

Alyth Primary in Perthshire has undergone an £8.9 million transformation to unite the nursery, primary and community areas and create a protected external learning space. The principle of ‘shared learning’ is at the heart of the project and this is realised using open-plan classrooms, break-out areas and a terrace which extends from the first-floor library to overlook the central courtyard. To ensure this ambitious layout works acoustically, HERADESIGN® and THERMATEX® ceilings from Knauf AMF are installed throughout to achieve the standards required by BB93 Acoustic Design of Schools.An extension to the listed Victorian building is designed with large windows to accentuate the use of light. The natural materials used in the interior design... More

Project • By Knauf AMFAuditoriums

Archiepiscopal Vocational College in Cologne

The Erzbischöfliche Berufskolleg in Cologne, completed in 2016, is one of the most impressive new educational buildings of recent times in North Rhine-Westphalia. The teaching and learning concepts are as interesting as the interior design and the dimensions of the complex. For this project, Knauf AMF delivered nearly 8000 m² of HERADESIGN® superfine A2 ceiling tiles.The Erzbischöfliche Berufskolleg, according to its own figures, educates around 1100 youths for a variety of vocations in the social and healthcare sectors. Originally four different schools, since the end of the nineties a collective vocational college has slowly been established under the archbishopric in Cologne. On 30th June 2016, a collective building was constructed in th... More

Project • By Knauf AMFOffices

The Engine Shed Scotland

July 2017 – The Engine Shed is Scotland’s brand new national building conservation centre. Initiated, designed and operated by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), this learning and visitor resource celebrates and promotes the use of traditional building materials, skills and conservation knowledge serving as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the public. The project involved the complete restoration of a historic engine shed with new build extensions to either side. HERADESIGN® superfine is installed in both new buildings to help meet the acoustic challenges and satisfy environmental criteria. The design and materials for the two new sheds were chosen to enhance the original historic building. They are single... More

Project • By Knauf AMFStudent Housing

Sherbourne House

AXO Student Living provides high quality student residences in the UK. To satisfy increasing demand for places in the Midlands area, AXO commissioned a new purpose built construction within an existing site, Sherbourne House in Coventry. This new accommodation offers over 115 studio rooms plus internal and external communal spaces. HERADESIGN® ceilings from Knauf AMF are fitted in the acoustically-demanding areas to help create an environment that’s conducive for study and relaxation. Architect Seán Kehoe at Fraser Brown Mac Kenna specified HERADESIGN® after having attended a CPD: “We chose HERADESIGN® because of its textured effect that would provide a tactile quality and soften the space both aesthetically and visually. Colour matching... More

Project • By Knauf AMFOffices

Sea Containers on the South Bank

Global advertising and marketing agencies, Ogilvy & Mather UK and MEC, have moved their creative businesses to the iconic Sea Containers on the South Bank. Collaborative working is at the heart of this ambitious project. BDG Architecture + design in partnership with Matheson Whiteley have created a dynamic workplace that is designed to drive integration and innovation. They achieved this by placing the office spaces in the lower parts of the building and reserved the upper floors for open areas where staff and clients can meet overlooking world-renowned views across the Thames. Moving to Sea Containers has helped bring Ogilvy & Mather into the cultural and creative heart of London. A large-scale 200-person amphitheatre plays a prominent... More

Project • By Knauf AMFHotels

Mercure Hotel Tours Sud

The European market leader for complete system solutions of modular ceilings becomes famous in the French hotel sector. By means of fleece laminated mineral wool tiles of the product brand AMF TOPIQ®, Knauf AMF ensures an enormous noise reduction and a fascinating design. In September 2016, Hotel Mercure Tours Sud, a brand of the French hotel group ACCOR, contacted Knauf AMF in order to reduce the noise in its restaurant. During the renovation of the common rooms in the first half of 2016, hotel manager Ludovic Raynaud noticed the poor room acoustics in the restaurant of the hotel. A fact, which turned out to be a disadvantage for the wellbeing of the guests and employees. In response to this problem, the specialist for innovati... More

Project • By Knauf AMFSports Centres

Oldham Leisure Centre

Oldham Leisure Centre’s cutting-edge facilities are built to the high standard demanded to attract major sporting competitions to the town, helping to put Oldham on the national sporting map. Heradesign wall panels from Knauf AMF have played their part in ensuring the success of the project by providing the highest acoustic and durability specifications required for the centre’s eight-court sports hall. Heradesign’s unique textured surface helps make the hall visually appealing and enhances the contemporary interior. Umesh Mistry of GT Architects specified Heradesign having visited Knauf AMF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Grafenau, Germany. Umesh was very impressed by the versatility of the product and quickly realised tha... More

Project • By Knauf AMFSecondary Schools

Calthorpe Park School

Calthorpe Park is a popular secondary school in Fleet. To accommodate increasing numbers, Hampshire Local Authority commissioned an ambitious building programme to expand the school’s capacity to 1450 pupils. This contemporary development includes a new 14 classroom block, library, reception area, technology and art rooms, dining area and a multi-use hall. Knauf AMF ceiling and wall solutions were chosen to provide outstanding acoustic control and enable the school to reduce its energy consumption. The new buildings are designed to conserve energy and emit less CO2. Concrete soffits are fitted within the school to reduce the cooling and heating demands, making these spaces more energy efficient. Thermatex Alpha vertical baffles are fixed... More

Project • By Knauf AMFHospitals

Weir & McClafferty Dental Care

Gourock Municipal Building is the town’s Grade C listed landmark building which sits in a prominent position on the banks of the River Clyde. Richard Robb Architects were part of an ambitious renovation project for the building, which is now home to Weir & McClafferty Dental Care. Knauf AMF ceilings were installed throughout to provide a clean, minimalist aesthetic for a professional working environment that meets stringent hygiene criteria. Architect Richard Robb explained the reasons for choosing Knauf AMF: “We required a ceiling system that provided a clean, simple appearance and allowed us to rationalise level changes with the existing plaster ceilings. Knauf AMF provided us with an effective solution and we would definitely cons... More