Screenwood timber panels were specified by Kerry Hill Architects for the new City of Perth Library to add warmth and texture to the building. The timber look is a prominent feature on the library with Screenwood linear slats installed on the external cladding as well as the lining of the cylindrical void at the building’s hub.

Staggered Screenwood panels curve around the building facade in a striking design that is repeated along an internal staircase and the sloping ceiling running from the external soffit lining through to the library foyer and circulation desk.

For the exposed external areas, Screenwood was supplied in Spotted Gum treated with a clear preservative to seal and protect the timber, while the internal modules were supplied with low VOC satin finishes.

Screenwood timber panels not only enhance the aesthetics of the construction but also offer excellent acoustic treatment – an important requirement for noise-conscious venues such as libraries and also ideal for commercial, hospitality and education projects.

Image: Francis Andrijich Photographer - courtesy of the City of Perth