An appealing functional design for exterior façade
ALUCLICK beams proved to be the answer for the refurbishment of an office building in a key North Sydney location. A product was required not only for use as an open screen to hide the 1st floor carpark but also to form a very visual part of the building’s façade as appearance was a key consideration.
Instead of choosing a common looking architectural mesh, the designers, Davenport Campbell came up with a design that used beams installed in a vertical geometric pattern using 2 different colours in different profiles to create a 3D effect.
An open front to the 1st floor of the carpark was vital to ensure good ventilation as this level of the building is completely enclosed by the buildings on either side. However it was crucial that this part of the facade be aesthetically rendered to reflect the quality of the refurbishment and complement other elements used on the exterior face of the building.
SUPAWOOD worked closely with the builders, MPA Projects to match from the ALUCLICK colour range the specified colours in the designers’ original brief. Casuarina woodgrain was selected to match other timber beamed elements in the main entrance and Nobel Silver to complement other structural metal elements.
ALUCLICK beams come in a variety of standard profiles and are easy and economical to install to achieve the sculptured effect the designers envisaged. As standard sizes were used, lead time and costs were reduced. Made from extruded aluminium, ALUCLICK meets the non-combustible fire retardant requirements and ensured a lasting durable exterior finish.
The end result is a functional open ALUCLICK screen which hides the carpark but fuses perfectly to become an appealing integral part of the architecture of the building.
Project/Address: 90 Arthur Street, North Sydney NSW
Product/Finish - ALUCLICK in SUPAMETAL Casuarina woodgrain and Nobel Silver.
Architect: Davenport Campbell & Partners
Builder: MPA Projects