THE WEDNESDAY ROOM IS LOCATED ON A DESIGNATED HERITAGE SITE IN DOWNTOWN CALGARY. THE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE REMINISCENT OF COOL ‘60S LOUNGES WHERE IT’S ALL ABOUT THE “VIBE”.
Our design goal was to create an audio system in an extremely limited space that would support the atmosphere and customer experience and become an integral part of the vibe.
Due to its designation as a heritage site, there were limiting restrictions with regards to equipment deployment. The interior design concept required that all A/V equipment be hidden and visually non-existent. The design requirements dictated that the equipment occupy an extremely small footprint without limiting the performance or flexibility of the system. The space also needed to be usable for standard background music, live performances, and/or business meetings. While space limitations in the venue made the performance expectations extremely challenging, in our view, it was achievable.
Working closely with the contractor/builder, we were able to achieve creative placement locations for the loudspeakers, subwoofers and electronics. We were able to provide the room with an innovative, space saving solution whereby the booth seating also became the subwoofer enclosures. This unique solution allowed us to maximize acoustic performance in the space without sacrificing the business’ critical needs such as seating and storage.
Wireless control of the entire space was implemented, which allows the managers to adjust music sources and volume levels from anywhere in the building.