Utah's Capitol building, located on a hill overlooking downtown Salt Lake City, is an elegant architectural work of art that underwent a $200 million renovation. The building is set on over 40 acres with an impressive view of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, and Salt Lake City.
The building was constructed between 1912 and 1916, using granite from nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon. Throughout the grounds, on the building itself, and within the interior are countless beehive representations. The beehive is Utah's state symbol, representing the values of industry and cooperation.
CRG Architects and Planners recognized that keeping the historic design was the intent of the restoration and addition. Keeping with this direction brought need for plasterwork, columns, and generally hard surfaces. An acoustical plaster remedy would no doubt be needed to take into consideration of sound reverberation times in such high ceiling, grand areas.
Desire to continue the aesthetic throughout the project gave way to an obvious solution: BASWA Phon. BASWA Phon Seamless Sound Absorbing Plaster System has the look and feel of plaster while absorbing up to 100% of sound in a space.
E.B. Berger, a certified acoustical plaster installer of the BASWA Phon System, worked carefully to produce the varying pastel colored monolithic sound absorbing surfaces needed in the conference rooms as well as the chamber spaces.
The end results were unique, well acoustically tuned spaces.