Client University of Cambridge
SDC & Arup Associates asked Planet to draw up the specification for internal partitioning in a new 6,060 square metre gym at Cambridge University. As part of the specification, Planet had to separate workout areas clearly from reception and communal areas. Acoustic glazing at high level to follow the curved roof was also a challenge.
To ensure high levels of sound attenuation, Planet used MONO for the glass partitioning between the gym, communal and reception areas. Slimline glass doors provide a striking and minimalist feel.
MONO double-glazing also features above key structural walls in the sports hall, which houses two full-size courts for basketball, badminton, boxing, five-a-side football, volleyball, netball and other games. The partitioning not only ensures very high levels of acoustic performance, but also follows the curved contours of the ceiling.
To overcome key design challenges, Planet and Arup Associates designed the solution with MONO and installed a complete framed, glazed partition in key frontage areas of the gym complex.