Boutique architecture and design practice, Danette Architecture chose a
premium multifunction plasterboard from CSR Gyprock as the internal lining
solution for the Cochlear Education Centre (CEC) fit-out at the Australian
Hearing Building, Macquarie University.
Danette Architecture was commissioned to coordinate the design of the
new Cadaver and Research Laboratory for Cochlear, one of the world’s leading
hearing implant equipment companies.
When designing the new laboratory for Cochlear, architect Mark Wilson of
Danette Architecture had to consider the very clear specifications required for
the state-of-the-art facility. The laboratory design came with very clear requirements
for the walls including durability, impact resistance and acoustic performance.
Additionally, there should be no opportunity for moisture or mould to grow in
Working closely with CSR Gyprock in researching the appropriate wall
materials for the laboratory space, Wilson was convinced of the innovative
properties and practical design solutions offered by EC08 Complete. The premium
multifunction plasterboard is engineered to meet a broad range of performance
requirements with the low VOC product surpassing all considerations of the
Danette Architecture brief, satisfying both the architect and client with its
According to Wilson, Gyprock’s EC08 Complete had the exact properties
required for the specialist laboratory fit-out including mould and moisture
resistance, fire and acoustic rating, and impact resistance. The low VOC levels
complied with the Green Star ratings of the existing building.
Gyprock’s Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certified EC08
Complete is Australia’s first environmental plasterboard that has mould
resistance, making it particularly suitable for sensitive projects such as the
new Cochlear research centre. The low VOC board is manufactured to Australian
Standard AS2588 Gypsum Plasterboard.
Cochlear’s superior education and research facility was purpose-built to
teach surgeons and hearing specialists from the Asia Pacific region about the
surgical procedures associated with Cochlear implants. EC08 Complete and the
comprehensive EC08 range of internal lining solutions for sustainable building,
offer practical and innovative design solutions for cutting-edge facilities
such as the Cochlear Education Centre.