Many restaurants feature hard reflective surfaces creating a beautiful clean line and decorative surface. However the result of this can be increased noise level and an uncomfortable experience for diners in the restaurant. To overcome this potential problem while preserving the design feature and intent of the restaurant and overall project it is important to have a sound absorbing surface that will be seamless while having a plaster or gypsum ceiling finish.
The result is Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster applied to relevant areas of the ceiling.
Surface finish specialists Armourcoat have been specified throughout the VIVI restaurant, a new 1960's inspired eatery opening in the Centre Point Building in London's West End. VIVI promises to deliver traditional British food with an innovative twist.
The new restaurant, created by Rhubarb - the team behind Sky Garden and Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall, is part of a wider refurbishment of Richard Seifert's celebrated Grade-II listed high-rise tower. Armourcoat finishes have been used to spectacular effect in the entrance lobby, restaurant reception, bar and dining area, with close to 300m2 of hand-finished polished plaster applied to the walls.
240m2 of Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster system
Designed to optimize the acoustics of interior spaces, the Armourcoat Acoustic plaster system offers a clean and smooth mineral surface that can be applied seamlessly over large expanses to both flat and curved surfaces. Comprising of a special mineral wool composite panel that is bonded onto the substrate and finished with a seamless layer, the system presents an elegant marble-based plaster finish while allowing sound energy to pass through the surface. The system was recently granted the Quiet Mark Award - the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation.