The ASKIN ViviD façade system from ASKIN Performance Panels was specified for The Bend Motorsport Park headquarters in South Australia.

The Bend Motorsport Park project began in 2015 when the South Australian Government approved the redevelopment of the former Mitsubishi Motors Australia test track at Tailem Bend. The project was developed and primarily funded by the Peregrine Corporation, South Australia’s largest private company.

ADS Architects and Romaldi Constructions worked together on the project, which included a 320-metre long pit building and hotel accommodation in the upper levels of the four-storey building. Surveys were conducted to understand climate conditions so that the building met the architect’s design intent with a black exterior that would be subject to extreme heat.

ASKIN Engineering and BlueScope Steel worked with the architect on the solution – ASKIN ViviD panels featuring the XFLAM core and an exterior skin of COLORBOND Woodland Grey along with COLORBOND Night Sky for the interior. Hicrete Roofing was responsible for the installation.

ASKIN designed and engineered maximum panel lengths to suit each elevation of the building, based on localised weather patterns, maximum exterior skin temperatures and thermal deflection of the façade system.

Considered a game changer for Australian motorsport, The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia is the second largest permanent racetrack in the world.