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Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation as a Work of Art

Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation has been installed in an exposed to view application at an iconic arts college, providing considerable time savings and subtle, high quality aesthetics courtesy of its theatre black vapour barrier jacket.



When it was originally completed, the Art House at Somerset College was the largest purpose built arts college in Europe. To help revitalise the 1970’s structure, BAM Construction oversaw a comprehensive refurbishment and extension programme, increasing natural light within the building.

Building services have been left exposed within the interior spaces, reflecting the building’s industrial, brutalist design and allowing ceiling heights to be raised within the existing rooms. To compliment the internal pallet of whites and blacks, whilst also delivering excellent energy performance, M&E contractors EIC specified Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation with a matte, theatre black aluminium foil facing.

With an aged thermal conductivity as low…

ROCKWOOL ROCKFON ACOUSTICS HELP LANDMARK PROJECT WIN PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE IN SWEDEN

Beautiful ROCKFON acoustic panels are at the heart of a cultural and commercial centre in Malmö that has just been named Sweden’s ‘Building of the Year’.


Opened in 2015, this “city within a city” consists of cubic structures in different sizes and it has a huge amount of floor space, the size of seven football pitches. A dynamic piece of architecture, Malmö Live offers numerous activities within its structure including a concert hall, a hotel, a café and a conference centre, with plenty of room to add new activities in the future. The ground floor is open to the public and citizens can walk through the complex, whether going to a concert, having coffee with friends, or simply taking a shortcut to neighbouring buildings.

ROCKFON acoustic surfaces everywhere

The interior of the complex has been specially decked out with 19,000 m2 of ROCKFON acoustic solutions, creating an optimal sound environment. This is especially visible in the cathedral-like lobby where the ceilings feature white an…