Innovative fitout for WSU’s vertical campus

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20 April 2017
Creative ceilings of factory prefinished hoop pine plywood boxes were custom made for the ceilings of many of the lounges. Photography by Nicole English.

The fit-out of the Western Sydney University School of Business "vertical campus" at 1 Parramatta Square included tailored feature linings by Supawood on many ceilings throughout the 11 levels.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the fitout incorporated inventive acoustic ceiling linings, which contributed to targeting a 5 star Green Star rating and meeting the client’s tight program.

Without compromising the initial concept, Supawood provided value management solutions to fit the required budget and supplied factory pre-finished linings, which minimized on-site trades and installation time.

Four innovative tailored products were developed and supplied:

Square Wave Blades in Supaveneer spotted gum dominated the ground floor reception entry ceiling. Reminiscent of rows of square timber bunting set in pre-curved perimeter upstands, this ceiling lining utilized a customized fixing system.

Supatile DIT flush ceiling tiles in Supafinish hoop pine have been used on about 3,000 m2 of ceilings over multiple levels in flexible learning and open collaborative spaces, breakouts and staff areas. The alternating diagonal slotted acoustic patterned tiles are set in an edged upstand.

On most levels adjacent to the lift lobbies are arrival lounges featuring ceilings of custom-made hoop pine plywood boxes which were factory pre-assembled for easy installation onsite. Specially shaped mitred boxes were made to suit the non-rectangular areas.

Square Supacoustic floating perforated panels in Supacolour high gloss white set on the diagonal have been used in certain multi-purpose areas to address noise reverberation and add aesthetics.

The success of these lining effects were made possible because Supawood provided a full design and construct service throughout the value management planning and the fitout, which included detailed shopdrawings and expert consultation. All linings were supplied prefinished from the factory ready for an easy install and with PEFC certification.

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