Alpolic/fr aluminium composite panels from SGI Architectural were used
in a recent redevelopment project at the Sydney Adventist Hospital to connect
the design of the new construction with the existing buildings and
The current campus of the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga, NSW is
a patchwork of different materials, presenting a huge colourful challenge for
any new build.
MBMO’s Stage 1 Redevelopment encompassing the new Entry Building,
Multideck Carpark and Clinical Services Building has used a refined palette and
limited range of materials. The palette either addresses the surrounding
bushland or creates a neutral connector towards the existing buildings. These
connection pieces all use a two tone selection of Alpolic/fr.
Ice white Alpolic/fr is used as the main divider or connector to the
palette used on the existing buildings. The Monotone Slate Alpolic is used when
the material has to step into the background; for example, the expressed
Theatre level uses a white Alpolic ribbon to create a separator between the
brick base and the curtain wall.
Alpolic aluminium composite panels were selected due to their reduced maintenance
and low visual impact.
Overall, Alpolic/fr contributed to the development of this uniquely
designed space by helping to create a relaxed and warm environment, which
challenged preconceived notions of a hospital’s appearance. The Alpolic/fr
colour range enabled MBMO to achieve their desired biophilic design concept and
also provided the perfect connecting element to the project’s natural
Alpolic/fr aluminium composite panels in Milk White, Monotone Slate,
Charcoal and Orange were selected for the project.