AKUART at Wagas Airport Restaurant
AKUART decorates the Chinese café- and restaurant chain, Wagas, with functional and modern art. The restaurant in Hongqiao airport experienced unwanted noise and decided to decorate their walls with not only modern, but also sound absorbing art.
The Wagas restaurant chain consists of a series of various cafés and restaurants. Each has a unique brand and concept. The chain originally started with the restaurant Wagas in 1999, and now consists of over 50 different restaurants and cafés in China. Wagas and AKUART has several core principals in common, but one in particular was obvious – quality. The problem was that customers at Wagas’ restaurant in Hongqiao airport Shanghai didn’t get the quality experience due to unwanted noise and echo.
Since classic interior design in airports usually consists of large, open spaces with hard, reflective surfaces like glass and concrete, low-quality sound environments often arise, and Hongqiao airport is no exception. The Wagas restaurant was besides this designed with large, bare walls, and high ceilings. The bare walls in the restaurant presented the opportunity to install modern and functional decoration. The motifs were chosen in the spirit of the airport environment, and in line with the Wagas brand and concept. The sound absorbing images portrays different surfaces from the airport building, which gives a nordic and cool look, and a picture of an airplane with a worm’s eye view adds depth to the decorations.
AKUART acoustic images lives up to high quality demands and ensures an effective reduction of noise. The total solution contributes to creating a more pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant.