Vitrabond FR, a fire retardant aluminium composite panel from Fairview was selected for the façade of Connor Apartments, located in Central Park, Chippendale in Sydney.

The copper-toned cladding on Connor Apartments has been created using about 10,000 square metres of Vitrabond FR in ‘Brushed Copper’ colour, along with 500 square metres in ‘Satin Black Metallic’.

Designed by architect William Smart of Smart Design Studio, Connor Apartments was awarded the 2017 Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Award for Excellence in High-Density Development in NSW.

Located just 1.5km from Sydney CBD, the 13-storey eye-catching cornerstone of the precinct was designed by the architect as a “delicate balance of form, composition and proportion”.

The Connor Apartments development comprises of 178 apartments complete with 5 Star Green Star credentials. The attractive façade combines reflective glass with the sheen of a metal finish on aluminium composite cladding to create a striking and impactful appearance. The cladding was installed by Shev Constructions Pty Ltd using weather resistant Vitrabond FR panels.

A lightweight metal composite cladding panel, Vitrabond is ideal for external façades, fasciae, and sun blades.