ProdEx timber veneer composite panels from SGI Architectural were
installed on the facade of the new Grandstand at the Royal Randwick Racecourse
in Sydney. ProdEx is part of a range of exteriors from Prodema, combining a
natural timber aesthetic with a low maintenance composite solution.
The redeveloped Grandstand required a facade that exuded contemporary
elegance and timeless beauty while maintaining a visual connect with the
surrounding heritage buildings. A specialist in unique architectural building
envelopes, SGI supplied a 100% natural timber veneer composite panel from the
Prodema ProdEx range.
Combining warmth, sophistication and natural charm with guaranteed
performance and durability, ProdEx is an eco-friendly panel featuring a
proprietary coating based on synthetic resins and PVDF that protects the facade
from the effects of sunlight, chemical attack and damage caused by atmospheric
Rod Pindar, Project Architect, Fitzpatrick + Partners explained that the
cladding material for the rear elevation was an important part of the
composition of this highly visible face of the building. Prodema ProdEx
cladding was selected early in the design process as it combined a natural
timber aesthetic in a durable and low-maintenance product.
He noted that the subtle colouration and visual texture of the panels gave
the facade a softness which, when combined with concrete, aluminium and glass
created a warm palette of materials with visual depth. Additionally, the choice
of materials responds to the subconscious characteristics of horses and horse
racing and ultimately helps to create an environment of comfort and social interaction.
SGI supplied the composite panels in ProdEx Pale colour.