Alpolic/fr aluminium composite panels from SGI Architectural were chosen for the external facade of 8 Chifley Square in Sydney, NSW to enhance the visual appeal of the office building.

A landmark structure at Chifley Square, the new tower is a striking, premium grade office building with its expressive architecture combining distinctive design, adaptable workspaces, green credentials, public space and site-specific features to deliver an interactive and cutting-edge workplace for the future. Designed by architects Lippmann/ Mirvac Design, the tower was built by Mirvac Constructions. Brighton Australia was the fabricator on the job.

The premium office building has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Office Design v2 Certified rating and is committed to achieving a 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating.

Alpolic/fr aluminium composite panels in Flemish Blue, Orange, Dark and Medium Grey Metallic colours installed on the facade of the building not only deliver a colourful and site-sensitive boost to the structure but also achieve connectivity and vertical integration between the floors.

The Green Star rating of Alpolic/fr panels was a major factor in the selection of the material, which also assisted in 8 Chifley Square becoming one of the greenest buildings in Sydney.

Commenting on the choice of the Alpolic/fr material for the facade, Simon Malam of Brighton Australia said that the brightness of Flemish Blue will ensure a standout presence from the harbour while the depth of the Alpolic/fr Dark Grey metallic colour will give strength to the building.

He adds that 8 Chifley Square with its Alpolic/fr facade can hold its own in a landscape filled with several architectural landmarks.