QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART, Flushing, NY (2012-2013)
Specifier: Grimshaw Architects, PC / New York, NY
Installer: NEWMAT Northeast Corp. / W. Babylon, NY
Project: The design of this newly renovated museum, which is located on the former site of two World’s Fairs, required a 105,000 square foot interior with room for an expanded permanent collection of art and culture, spacious temporary galleries, and expanded educational and public events spaces.
To provide the perfect lighting and acoustical treatment for this huge space, Grimshaw chose NEWMAT to install 55 NEW/ACOUSTIC ceilings, (approximately 27,000 square feet total) using ACM15/white matte micro-perforated membranes with custom ghost perimeter profiles curved where necessary and 1″- 6lb. density acoustical insulation backing. NEWMAT also installed 110 custom fabricated NEW/MIRODAL ceiling panels/baffles with concealed perimeter angle (approximately 3,000 square feet total) using ACM15/white matte micro-perforated membranes to create the perfect balance between light blocking and light reflecting in the skylight areas.
The overall effect is that of an enormous, light-filled atrium with the look and feel of a beautiful and exciting community commons.