Key-Ply from Keystone Linings was used extensively at Monash University’s new Learning and Teaching Building on the Clayton Campus.

Designed by award-winning studio John Wardle Architects, the new facility delivers an improved collaborative learning experience to students. Several elements including room sizes and table shapes to the acoustic atmosphere have been taken into consideration in the design process.

Built by Multiplex Constructions, the building, completed in 2018, offers a total of 68 formal learning spaces across 4 floors, accommodating thousands of students each semester. Natural light floods the interior of the building thanks to the creative, custom-shaped skylights.

Key-Ply curved panels (using Gen-Eco Bendy Ply) pressed with a hoop pine veneer and coated with a whitewash finish (supplied solid) and Key-Ply hoop pine plywood (supplied solid and perforated) were used in the build.

The use of timber helped the building achieve a 5 Star Green Star sustainability rating.

The new Learning and Teaching Building has also won a number of awards in 2018, including National Award for Educational Architecture, AIA; National Award for Interior Architecture, AIA; Award for Interior Architecture, AIA; and Award for Educational Architecture, AIA.