SGI Architectural composite panels were the facades of
choice for architects of the Top
Ryde City Living building, an International
Property Awards winner.
SGI supplied its exterior composite panels Prodema and Alpolic for
the project which was designed around a stringent process of material selection
“During the design process the selection of materials was
identified early on as critical element in the success of the concept. The
desire was to use materials in the facade which were tactile, had human scale,
and reinforced the relationship of the buildings with the resort landscape
elements. Being part of a tall mixed use building, the materials also needed to
meet stringent fire requirement,” said project architect Brian Mann.
“Prodema and Alpolic met this brief for
materials. Prodema offered a palette of colours and natural patina which
reinforced the resort landscape theme. Alpolic with its extensive colour
options and sleek finish provided a material which could act as a foil for the
natural Prodema product. Together they maintained a pattern of crisp clean
lines and colour, creating a relationship between the facade materials and the
lush garden resort courtyard.”
About the Products:
SGI International’s PRODEMA® is a composite panel faced with
a natural wood veneer and coated with a proprietary coating.
The special coating is based on synthetic resins and PVDF,
which protect the panel from the effects of UV sunlight, chemical attack, and
the damage caused by atmospheric agents.
Each Prodema natural wood panel is unique and will exhibit
differences in grain and colour within the same supply.
Prodema carefully selects the wood veneers in an endeavour
to ensure that the colour within a batch will be as homogeneous as possible.
ProdEX panels show certain characteristics that are inherent
of natural wood itself, such as specific darker areas in the wood, transversal
mirror images in the wood, variation in colour, shade and shine of different
panels made of the same type of wood and knots or holes in the wood coming from
the trees themselves.
ALPOLIC®/fr was also used in the Top Ryde project and is an
Aluminium Composite Panel that is specifically designed for the construction
industry. A non-combustible mineral filled core sits between two skins of 0.5mm
thick aluminium to make up the panel.
The material meets international fire codes and has also
obtained Codemark certification.
When combined with its accommodating aesthetic and budgetary considerations,
ALPOLIC®/fr sets the standard for fire safety.
ALPOLIC®/fr is a Green Star(R) relevant product as verified
by Ecospecifier Global’s Technical Opinion and is also relevant to the LEED(R)
tool of the US Green Building Council.
The light but rigid panels have helped broaden architectural
horizons and have inspired new aesthetic and functional achievements in
building design around Australia.
Backed with a manufacturer’s warranty from Mitsubishi
Plastics, SGI says they can also guarantee innovation, quality and value on all
SGI Architectural is a key distributor of quality building
facades to the Australian Construction Industry with a strong focus on the
world's finest composite products.
They supply the architectural market with eco-friendly aluminium facades,
timber and cement composite panels, clay tiles, non-combustible rockwool cored
sandwich panels and architectural glass.