Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Categories: Bespoke, Offices, Recording studios
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A feat of innovative design and out-of-the-box thinking, the Mediaworks building tells the story of radio—a medium rich in history and soul—through a brave, game-changing fitout. The Autex design team worked alongside architects Warren and Mahoney to create three bold, custom, acoustic feature walls for the common areas, and high-performance treatment for the studios.
The Mediaworks floorplan is laid out like a cityscape—each radio brand existing within their own unique borough. Characterised by the acoustic feature walls, each borough represents a physical manifestation of sound; anechoic (mustard), noise (crimson), and beats (khaki). Upon entrance the lobby is cocooned by the three walls, stretching from the ground floor to the first floor like pillars. Not just a feature of the reception, the walls wrap around their respective boroughs housing studios, production suites, and meeting rooms.
A waltz between form and function
As a dramatic, breath taking backdrop to an office space bustling with creativity, the noise wall serves as a bold reminder to think outside the square. Impressive in sheer volume, the vast surface area of acoustic material absorbs a wide range of frequencies; reducing reverb and echo in the lobby, and contributing to the STC of the pod walls—effectively controlling noise transfer between spaces. Performing a clap test in the space post-install, Warren and Mahoney were pleased with the results: noise ceasing at the hand rather than bouncing off the high industrial ceilings and polished concrete floors.