Ceilings at the Ahoy Convention Centre in Rotterdam have been replaced with innovative and sustainable systems developed by Hunter Douglas Architectural. The manufacturer supplied more than 17,000-square metres of modern and durable indoor and outdoor ceiling products as part of a major renovation programme. The Ahoy ceiling is equipped with smart and aesthetically-pleasing solutions that control heat, light, sound and energy – without making any concessions in terms of sustainability. Through ingenious engineering and the right product choices, Hunter Douglas Architectural ensured that the visions of the project partners came to life.
Luxalon® Exterior Ceilings were selected for the outside, because they are made of special corrosion-resistant aluminum, and have been developed to withstand extreme weather conditions. High-quality, aluminum-grid Cell ceilings are used inside the Ahoy. They help to shape the space and provide interesting shading and lighting effects. They are also ideal for limited depth plenums.
The HeartFelt® modular felt ceiling was also installed inside the stadium. It comprises a modular, linear felt panel made of non-woven thermoformed PES fibres. Winner of the Product Design category at the Red Dot Award 2017, the ceiling’s special acoustic and visual properties complement the flexible nature of the event space. The system is C2C certified, making it an excellent sustainable choice.
The final Hunter Douglas Architectural product to be selected was the 300C / L ceiling. Its wide ceiling plates are ideally suited to noisy public areas, such as airports, shopping centres and conference buildings. Thanks to excellent sound properties, 300C / L ceilings transform loud environments into spaces with pleasant acoustics.
For more information please visit the Hunter Douglas Architectural website. To watch the Ahoy Convention Centre project video, please click here.