Melbourne Square Tower 1, Southbank, Melbourne VIC
Criss-cross MAXI BEAM with SUPACOUSTIC acoustic panel infill for reception lobby
Posted By: Colin Beattie | CEO 12th, May 2021
Above: The ceiling edge forms a shapped upstand.
Below: The ceiling flows around structural pillars.
Complex ceiling design achieved for residential inner-city tower
A dynamic complex combination of MAXI BEAM lightweight beams and SUPACOUSTIC acoustic panels has been used throughout the lobbies at Melbourne Square Tower 1, located in the heart of Southbank.
To complete the desired interior elements, the designers looked for timber products that could be matched perfectly, provide suitable acoustics for the space, while meeting BCA compliance for this type of project.
SUPAWOOD products met all these requirements plus more. In addition, SUPAWOOD were able to offer a comprehensive service from design to supply to install ensuring all went to plan and was delivered on time.
Above: The beams were custom mitred precisely to suit.
The ceiling of the main lobby to the residential floors above has been lined with a criss-cross of lightweight MAXI BEAM. These were supplied custom mitred precisely to suit the complex design, with up to six unique mitre cuts per beam, and are finished in a custom SUPAVENEER of TrueGrain Cinder natural timber veneer. By using MAXI BEAM there was no need to allow additional strengthening of the ceiling above.
An infill of matching SUPACOUSTIC perforated panels has been applied between the beams. The panels have all been individually custom shaped to also suit the complex design. The acoustic panels address noise reverberation in the space.
The ceiling has been cleverly flowed around structural pillars and has had services integrated into it. To complete the whole, the beams and panels sit neatly into a shaped upstand edge with matching panels. All products used are low VOC and made from fully sustainable timber.
To put this ceiling together it was like a huge jigsaw puzzle, so detailed drawings were supplied, and the different sections marked and packed by area for easy identification in the installation sequence onsite. Additional to the main foyers, similar ceiling configurations have been repeated in other lobby areas further up in 70-floor tower.
This project marks the completion of the first stage of a new mixed-use urban precinct in the heart of Melbourne. The timber ceiling linings along with a blend of other natural materials come together to form an atmosphere echoing the natural surroundings of the building while also achieving a stunning contemporary look.
Project: Melbourne Square Tower 1
Address: 93-119 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC
Finishes: Ground floor lobby - custom SUPAVENEER TrueGrain Cinder NTV. Upper level lobby – custom SUPAVENEER Elton Group Mink NTV. For more information about our Finishes go here >
Architect: Carr Design and Cox Architecture
Builder: Multiplex Melbourne
Installer: Arc Plastering
Photography: Daniel Fuge Photography (and Supawood staff member)