Radiata structural plywood from Big River Group was the material of choice for the refurbishment of the library at Macquarie University in Sydney.

A key requirement of the brief was to create a fluid learning space that enabled interactive and collaborative learning - a space that provided individuals and groups with an inspirational and comfortable backdrop to their studies.

The Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE) was the final outcome of the refurbishment project, featuring a striking aesthetic that melded the industrial and natural worlds.

The MUSE was created using Big River’s AA grade F11 Radiata structural plywood, a material much appreciated by architects and builders alike for its unrivalled visual appeal and high quality at an excellent price point.

Additionally, Big River supplied high quality pine framing and builder’s hardware for the project’s overall structural integrity.

Designed by Bennett & Trimble and built by Grindley Construction and Interiors, the $6m library project comprised of four areas of 1000 square metres over Levels 1 and 2. Design highlights included a gorgeous, adaptable continuous loop desk for private study and group usage with benches, pods, carrels, meeting tables, rooms, pin-up spaces and informal relaxation areas.