Surrounded by tropical gardens on a quiet palm-lined residential street, the Four Seasons offers a serene environment as well as proximity to major business centers. Gin Wong Architects hired MLA to do the acoustical and audio visual engineering for the project. This included room to room separation, exterior to interior noise control, and mechanical equipment isolation. The interior acoustical treatments were an interesting challenge in the public spaces, which had highly decorative ceilings, making them unavailable for absorptive materials. MLA worked with the interior designers to craft a quilted fabric wall treatment that was placed over a 1” thick fiberglass board. This insured an elegant feel to the restaurant, meeting rooms, and other public spaces.
The audio visual systems included background music in the gardens and lobby as well as sound reinforcement systems in the extensive meeting rooms. These can be separated using moveable partitions which allow the spaces to be configured into various sizes.