MediaWorks’ initial attraction to the recently completed Three35 building designed by Architects Jasmax was the prospect of increasing the visibility and perceived transparency of their work. Studios and open plan work zones are arranged adjacent to or facing the public footpath in view of passers-by. The fitout is textured and engaging; teamed with translucent twin walls to create offices and meeting spaces, and exposing much of the raw base building structure.
The technical aspects were complex, with the spaces required to accommodate a diverse range of organisational activities and as such any acoustic treatment would have to weave through the building seamlessly. Without a traditional suspended ceiling, Marshall Day acoustic consultants asked Asona to develop a solution to create linear white acoustic Baffle Beams, direct fixed between the concrete ceiling bays that once installed blended seamless into the architect’s aesthetic vision whilst controlling the unwanted reverberation.
Asona manufactures its acoustic Baffle Beams in New Zealand from high density non-combustible glass wool core wrapped in Sonatex™ a 2 ply glass mat composite facing that is cut and folded to give a clean frame-less look. The beams are supplied in standard white, black, grey and wood-grain. Other options include fabric wrapped and PU wood-print veneers.
Baffle Beams are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes. For more information please consult our technical team on 09 525 6575.