ROCKFON - Showcasing the Planostile

September 6, 2017

Visitors to the Water + Life Museum in Hemet, California may not be aware that it is the first museum in the nation to earn a LEED® Platinum designation by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the internationally-recognized benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, 
so the achievement is quite significant. 
Rockfon Planostile® Delivers Visual Continuity: This vision is readily apparent in the museum's airy floor plan and endless windows, and extends upward to the ceiling design. 
"We chose Rockfon's Snap-In Planostile® ceiling system for its materiality, as we needed 
a suspended ceiling to cover the mechanical systems such as duct work and pipes," 
said Perlov. 

The Rockfon Planostile panels and Chicago Metallic Seismic 1200 suspension system were installed in the museum's main exhibit areas, 
as well as in the labs and administrative offices. 

The snap-in feature of the Rockfon Planostile allows for visual continuity from exterior to interior, described as a "seamless look" by Perlov, in keeping with the overall museum design.

Rockfon Planostile acoustical metal panel is available with lay-in or snap-in panels and is designed to integrate with a variety of suspension systems. It's offered in standard and custom perforation patterns. 
The steel has minimum 25% post consumer recycled content while the aluminum offers 100% post consumer recycled content. Perlov's first-time experience with the Rockfon Planostile snap-In panels was a positive one. "I would certainly spec it again," she said. "The panels look beautiful."

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