Hong Kong, China (July 29, 2014)—The Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) consulted on the acoustic package for the Metroplex, a nine-screen multiplex cinema that opened this year in Hong Kong.
WSDG principal/director of international relations, Sergio Molho, reports that the company provided a review of the architectural master plan layouts and prepared a detailed analysis of the acoustic package recommendations provided by a local consultant. Particular attention was addressed to issues of sound isolation and (RT60) internal room acoustics. The client’s primary concern was to assure absolute sound isolation between the movie theaters and the large event hall located on the upper floor, specifically with regard to NC and STC parameters.
Situated adjacent to the Star Hall, a 3,600-seat scene of many major international concerts, the Metroplex is a self-operated independent cinema showing films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, to international award-winners, festival entries, local, specialty and independent films.
House #1, the Metroplex’s largest theater, accommodates an audience of 430. The five other public theaters (#2-6) seat groups of 151, 138, 136 and 97 guests respectively. Additionally, three plush VIP Screening Suites (#7,8 and 9) host elite clusters of 20 guests each.
Theaters 1 and 3 and all three of the VIP Suites offer reclining lounge chairs, state-of-the-art lighting, interior designs and Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround 7. 1 sound. The four other theaters are outfitted for Dolby Surround 7.1. The futuristic lobby and dining areas provide an unsurpassed ambience for elegant gatherings.
“These theaters are among the most sumptuous we have ever seen,” Molho concludes. “The developers spared no expense in creating a new standard of luxury and comfort for their guests, no extravagance was overlooked. Their mission statement was clear: ‘We are here to pamper our audience and to provide the ultimate environment for ideal viewing and listening excellence.’ We made a special point of doing everything possible to help them reach that goal.”
Walters-Storyk Design Group