There is a new landmark on the North Sydney horizon – the new Kolling Research and Education Building, an addition to the Royal North Shore hospital’s campus. 

Austral Bricks Terraçade TL terracotta façade system in the colour Derwent adds dimensions and texture to the full height of the building’s eastern and western façades, bookending the 12-storey building.

Adding highlight to the eastern elevation is a broad band of Terraçade XP in the colour Kimberley Linear, accented with bands of Bunbury Linear.

According to Chris Carr, Project Architect – Hassell Architects, they wanted that terracotta feel, reminiscent of the brickwork the original hospital was built from.

Sealing the deal were Terraçade’s low maintenance needs and long-term weathering potential.

Nick Demetriou, Site Manager – Bovis Lend Lease, was impressed with the Terraçade systems. According to Nick Demetriou the set-out is critical, but attaching the tiles is fast and easy. It is a very neat installation.

Natalie Frendo – Austral Bricks NSW Marketing Coordinator – said Chris and Nick’s comments are common when it comes to Terraçade.

Terraçade TL and XP’s combination of terracotta’s natural and durable properties, together with a stunning palette of colours is proving to be a hit with architects and builders due to the products’ flexibility, individuality, functionality and fast installation method.

The systems also offer a fresh perspective for innovative design and beautiful, new generation architecture.

The products’ natural longevity is supplemented by the unique surface enhancement, Terrashield that acts to resist stains, graffiti and pollution grime – a major plus for projects in high traffic areas.

Austral Bricks have display centres at Horsley Park, Bowral, Albion Park, Punchbowl, Fyshwick ACT, Newcastle, Tuggerah and Port Macquarie.