Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street
Designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, 20 Fenchurch Street is one of London’s most striking new landmarks. The building, known locally as the “Walkie-Talkie”, has 37 floors and renowned caterers, “rhubarb”, occupy the top three levels as well as the public space know as Sky Garden, which provides 45,000 square feet of high level amenity space with 360 degree panoramic views of London. The views of London, particularly at sunrise and sunset, make Sky Garden a stunning and unforgettable experience for events and the finest dining.
There are three dedicated events spaces at Sky Garden, on Levels 35, 36 and 37, as well as a bar, two restaurants and a private dining room. The restaurants are the Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill on Level 37 and Darwin Brasserie on Level 36. The Sky Pod | Seasons In The Sky bar on Level 35 takes ‘bringing the outdoors in’ one step further by being London’s first truly seasonally-changing bar.
Marquee AV was appointed to design and install the music and entertainment sound systems throughout the “rhubarb” levels. For the bar and restaurants the installed systems are based on Bose loudspeakers, with Cloud Electronics control and amplification, resulting in superb and consistent audio quality throughout the venue. The sound throughout is clear and full, effortlessly delivering the continuous music playback provided by bespoke music specialists, Music Concierge.
Marquee AV also supplied four Bose L1 portable music systems for live events at the venue, together with a fully cased portable DJ rig. The portable systems have seen action for live events with such notable entertainment specialists as ALR Music, with the L1 systems praised by the sound engineers using the very latest MIDAS digital mixing consoles for their “truly impressive performance.”
With both the installed and portable systems Marquee AV carefully evaluated the difficult acoustic aspects of the building with its open spaces and reflective glass walls, and ensured that both the audio performance and discreet aesthetics were in keeping with the outstanding quality of the venue and the experience it delivers.