Barker College Kurrajong Building, Hornsby
Mixed and matched slats and panel product address acoustics and aesthetics in school theatres
Posted By: Colin Beattie | CEO 6th, April 2018
SUPAWOOD's premium products blended in prestige Sydney school.
All three of SUPAWOOD’s premium panel products, SUPACOUSTIC CUSTOM, SUPALINE and SUPASLAT, have been specified by the architects of a new building at one of Sydney’s oldest prestige schools, Barker College. The architect has skillfully blended all these products to achieve a stunning look.
The Kurrajong Building houses two fully equipped theatres where the different types of panels, in European Beach, Fusion Maple or Hoop Pine SUPAFINISH timber effects, have been extensively integrated. Both theatres dramatically feature acoustically effective SUPASLAT slatted ceiling panels between which have been integrated lighting, speakers and other fixtures. On the rear walls of both theatres SUPACOUSTIC slotted acoustic panels have been used to maximize sound absorption.
In the smaller of the two theatres, SUPALINE solid wall panels line the side walls in a striking staggered and angled pattern which exaggerates the height of the stepped seating. While in the larger theatre SUPALINE solid panels have been installed in stepped sections making the whole space open up down to the stage.
Supawood products have also been chosen to feature in other parts of the building. On entering the main foyer a feature wall lined with SUPACOUSTIC slotted acoustic panels in European Beech dominates the area by stretching up two floors to meet the glass roof. Here the panels have been used to their fullest; eliminating noise, accommodating access to hidden services and enhancing the area.
In this project there is no doubt the architects have fully realized the potential for blending several different SUPAWOOD products to produce a superior look. The architects also recognized that these products addressed the environmentally-sustainable building specifications that their client demanded in the design.
Architect: Priestleys Architects
Builder: Zadro Constructions
Installer: Grand Eagle