Ambient maritime feel created with slatted ceilings for world class hotel

Ambient maritime feel created with slatted ceilings for world class hotel

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Quay, Perth WA

Posted By: Colin Beattie | CEO   13th, April 2021

Above: The immense foyer enhanced by the SUPASLAT ceilings.

Ambient maritime feel created with slatted ceilings for world class hotel

Customised SUPASLAT ceiling panels have been used extensively in multiple areas over almost every level of the 6 star Ritz Carlton Hotel, located in Elizabeth Quay, one of Perth’s most prestigious waterside precincts.

The architects, Cottee Parker Architects, were asked to deliver a tower hotel with an interior which is uniquely Australian. Taking inspiration from key elements, unique to Western Australia, they aimed to create a palette which is a mix of natural and bespoke finishes. Therefore, to resonate with the maritime ambiance of the surroundings, they looked for a timber batten ceiling product to achieve this.

SUPASLAT batten panels, finished in a SUPAVENEER natural timber veneer on a FR MDF substrate, offered the ideal choice. Backed by SUPAWOOD’s Design, Supply and Install service, this slatted product could be customised to achieve the exact effect the designers required, while also meeting the required BCA requirements for the interior of a residential building.

The immense foyer with its sweeping double level atrium is enhanced using SUPASLAT ceilings on each level accumulating in a vast slatted ceiling over the whole space. To soften the bulkheads around the top slatted ceiling, these have been lined with slats on all sides, framing the area.

Supaslat ceiling over the reception desk at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Perth WA

A timber slat ceiling has also been used to define the reception (above) and blends beautifully with materials used in this area. Here and elsewhere throughout, lighting, air-conditioning and other services have been carefully integrated into the ceilings.


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Above: The atrium ceiling from level 2 showing the use of slats to soften the bulkheads.

On multiple levels from 6 to 18, the slatted timber ceilings have been continued to resonate the theme (below). Here in the lift lobbies, common areas and corridors the slats create a directional effect. Customised SUPASLAT panels can even be found on the ceilings of the lift cars. In all over 1000m2 of slatted panels have been applied throughout the building.

To achieve this design without any onsite dramas, SUPAWOOD worked closely with all concerned, by producing detailed shop-drawings and batten layout designs. Onsite visits were also a regular occurrence.

This project defines how SUPAWOOD can design, supply and oversee the install of complex customised linings while working closely with all stakeholders involved, to complete an outstanding, world class project.

Project:  The Ritz Carlton Hotel

Address:  The Towers, Elizabeth Quay, Perth WA

Products: SUPASLAT custom slatted panels in a modified profile 1 with reduced gaps between the slats (42mm wide x 18mm high with 19mm gaps). Acoustic and FR options were applied. For more information about SUPASLAT go here >>>

Finish:  SUPAVENEER Tasmanian Oak natural timber veneer with a clear satin 2-pack PV finish. For more information about our FINISHES go here >>>

Architect: Cottee Parker Architects

Builder: Pro Build

Installer: Cubic

Photography: Andrew Pritchard

Supaslat ceiling in a lift lobby at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Perth WA

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