Two composite panel products from SGI Architectural were selected for a
high density residential development in Sydney’s inner west.
A multiple award-winning residential development in Ryde, NSW designed
by architects Robertson + Marks, and built by the Crown Group, Top Ryde City
Living & Apartments sits atop an existing regional shopping centre. The design
for the residential development had a strong community identity built around a
lush resort concept.
The selection of materials was a critical element in the successful
execution of the concept. The materials used in the facade were required to be tactile,
have human scale, and reinforce 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 requirements.
Prodema and Alpolic composite panels from SGI Architectural met all the
requirements of this brief. The resort landscape theme was reinforced with Prodema’s
palette of colours and natural patina while Alpolic with its extensive colour
options and sleek finish acted as a foil for the natural Prodema product.
Prodema composite panels with a natural wood veneer, used in combination
with Alpolic aluminium composite panels together maintain a pattern of crisp
clean lines and colour, creating a relationship between the facade materials
and the lush garden resort courtyard.
According to Brian Mann, Robertson + Marks, the durability and simple
erection methods of the composite facade panels allowed flexibility in use and
application throughout the project.
The Crown Group’s residential development, Top Ryde City Living has been
the recipient of a number of key industry awards including 2013 Master Builders
Australia NSW Excellence in Housing Awards; the Urban Development Institute of
Australia (UDIA) NSW Presidents Award; and the UDIA NSW Awards of Excellence
2013 Best High-Density Development in NSW and ACT.
Iwan Sunito, CEO of Crown Group adds that the award recognises the
development’s good use of space and forward thinking approach.