Mega Mexican theatre chain Cinepolis wanted to open its first megaplex of 15 screens in Pune. Since it had a demising wall, acoustic performance was on top of the priority list. Apart from that, lightweight materials & swift completion of the project were the other key requirements.
Gyproc 300mm & 500mm thick drywall systems with fireline plasterboard drywalls fulfilled the requirement as it works on mass-spring-mass principle and offers excellent acoustic performance. It delivered high performance on sound insulation of 57dB & passive fire protection of 2 hrs. Additionally, they are 10 times lighter than conventional masonry walls. Therefore, it reduced considerable amount of dead load on the structure and helped save on structural cost.
Architect: Cinepolis India Pvt Ltd
Contractor: Vandana Enterprises