CLIPSO ceiling clouds optimize acoustics in Saskatoon’s Airport Terminal, Canada

In 2012, John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon was the second airport with the strongest growth among the top 15 airports in Canada. To meet the needs of growing traffic, Saskatoon’s Airport Authority decided to invest more than $ 50 million to complete an expansion project overseen by the architectural firm Agrey Architecture Kindrachuk. This new building will allow the airport to accommodate approximately an additional 2 million passengers every year.

Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture’s team designed modern, elegant, bright and comfortable spaces for travellers’ well being. They used Snap-Tex Canwest, one of CLIPSO’s certified installers, who specializes in the field of suspended acoustic ceilings.

The 495 D acoustic covering in combination with an absorbent was chosen to ensure optimal acoustic results. A team of 3 installers worked on site for 2 weeks to ensure the assembly and installation of 11 frames – 20m x 5m for the main one and 7m x 3m for the others. These ceilings were successively suspended above the main hall in Terminal 1.

In October 2013, the airport welcomed its first passengers in the new extension. They were very eager to make the most of the new facilities such as restaurants, shops and playgrounds for children.

The architectural firm Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture expressed their satisfaction with CLIPSO acoustic ceilings, mainly for its smooth finish in addition to the many advantages offered by CLIPSO products.

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Palais de Tokyo – CLIPSO contributed to the success of Philippe Parreno’s exhibition ‘‘Anywhere, Anywhere Out of The World’’

As part of the exhibition “Anywhere, Anywhere Out of The World“ by Philippe Parreno, the artist and the Gallery management chose to use CLIPSO as part of the staging for this exceptional event, held in Palais de Tokyo in Paris from October, 23rd 2013 until January 12th 2014.

After London and Basel, the French artist Philippe Parreno has transformed the whole Palais de Tokyo venue into a work of art questioning the presence of the human body in art and blurring the boundaries between exhibition and interactive performance. Each of his pieces is experienced as an emotional journey within which are mingled shade and light, appearance and disappearance.

Upon entering the exhibition hall, the artist has expressed his point of view by placing the reception desk in front of a white backlit wall, which absorbed the visitors’ silhouettes into a ghostly presence (photo 1).

During this sensory journey, visitors walked through a long path, over which large monolith frames were suspended thereby obtaining desired acoustic effects (photo 2).

A little further, visitors entered the exhibition hall called Cage & Cunningham, in which backlit ceiling tiles were installed with the purpose of creating an immaculate atmosphere (photo 3).

Finally, the audience could admire the Great Rotunda piece which showcased an interplay of shapes under the action of movement. The curved wall was covered on its entire outer surface with CLIPSO 705 S (photo 4).

Products developed by CLIPSO, without being works of art, have perfectly integrated the different areas to become part of the exhibition. The installation required the work of a team of 4 for one week only to transform the place.

Sponsors, artists and visitors expressed their satisfaction for both, products and technical solutions for the implementation as well as CLIPSO’s professionalism.