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Case Study: Santoku Restaurant, Ghana

Outline
Santoku is a modern Japanese restaurant which brings sophisticated quality dining to a growing international client base living in and visiting Accra, Ghana. Developed by Nabil Moukarzel, Canadian businessman and Ghanaian resident, in conjunction with interior designers Hubert de Givenchy, HSDG Design and Gorgeous Group, the restaurant offers public, private and al fresco dining at the heart of Villagio Vista development in Ghana’s capital Accra http://www.villaggioghana.com/vista.html

To ensure that sound throughout the venue was delivered at the same superior quality standard as the rest of the project, CGA Integration Consultancy was asked to design, supply and install a high quality, durable audio system across the complete venue.

Challenges
The major challenges facing contractors operating in Ghana is the fluctuating power supply and the heat. CGA Integration designed an audio system which was durable enough to withstand this yet still deliver superior sound quality to complement Gorgeous group’s concept design across the Santoku bar and restaurant.

It was identified early on in the project that local contractors were not able to supply equipment of the correct standard or to install it to the standards expected by CGA, so as well as the design of the system, CGA Integration Consultancy were asked to supply and install the complete audio system.

In addition, the Santoku Restaurant is part of a residential development, so sound needed to be controlled to minimise noise pollution.

Technical
A multi-zonal audio system was installed across the bar, restaurant, lounge, terrace and private dining area as well as in the washroom facilities.

EV Evid C4.2 and C4.8 celing speakers were used throughout the interior to give even coverage of sound whilst minimising sound transfer to the residential apartments directly above. Cloud electronics DPM sound processor, amplifiers and five wall controls were also installed, making the system easy to operate for staff.

Response
“We are delighted with the sound system CGA Integration has installed” commented Marcus Etty General Manager of Santoku Restaurant. “The team has worked professionally and efficiently to ensure that the system was installed on time, despite delays by local customs officials.”

Robbie Bargh founder of Gorgeous group added “at Gorgeous we understand the importance of sound in creating an overall dining experience. We have worked with Chris and his team before and were impressed by the quality of his work, which is essential to compliment our design standards.”

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