SUPAWOOD SUPACOUSTIC and SUPALINE acoustic and decorative timber panels provide a practical, good-looking and durable finish for the interior of the Fairfield Youth and Community Centre in Fairfield, NSW.

The brief for the designers, Allen Jack & Cottier Architects was to create a simple building that was sympathetic to its park setting and would provide a versatile activities space as part of an existing recreation precinct.

The designers recognised the need for speciality linings to address noise and high impact problems. They asked SUPAWOOD to assist at the design stage with developing the specifications suitable for the project’s requirements.

The 3000m² facility contains a large multi-purpose hall, which potentially posed noise reverberation problems, but the wall lining also needed to withstand high impact activities. To blend the interior with the park setting outside a timber finish was warranted.

A combination of matching SUPAWOOD SUPACOUSTIC slotted acoustic and SUPALINE solid panels in SUPAFINISH Fusion Maple concept veneer was chosen. By using SUPAFINISH the warmth of timber could be achieved and the walls would be impact resistant and easy to maintain. This option also ensured panels had zero VOC emissions and could meet strict BCA fire hazard regulations.

SUPAWOOD also supplied loose SUPAFINISH Hoop Pine slats for the ceiling over and the front of the reception desk.

Many custom cut-to-size panels were required in this project for which SUPAWOOD tailored their standard products to accommodate doors, windows and other wall permutations. SUPAWOOD was also able to supply in multiple batches to ensure that the project was completed successfully on time and on budget.

Image: Fairfield Youth and Community Centre (Photography: Fretwell Photography)