SUPAWOOD’S SUPATILE 10 acoustic timber ceiling tiles have been used
extensively throughout the public areas of Australia’s first government project
to achieve a 5 star Green Star Public Building rating.
Designed by PDT Architects, The Corso at North Lakes in Queensland sets
a new benchmark for sustainable public buildings. Not only has the functionality
of the building energy footprint been addressed in the design, where possible materials
used throughout, including SUPATILE 10, were chosen to meet strict Green Star
SUPATILE 10 ceiling tiles are made from sustainable and low formaldehyde
timber and VOC free finishes. The tiles were also supplied in a fire retardant
option to meet BCA requirements.
This is a significant project for the local community comprising of a
state-of-the-art library, community centre and office complex. Incorporated in
the design of the library and entry areas are expansive high ceilings which
posed noise reverberation problems. This necessitated the need for an acoustic ceiling
lining that was green and would improve acoustics but over the vast area also
add aesthetics. Another important aspect to consider was providing easy accessibility
into the roof so the lining had to be fully removable without the use of large
joints. SUPATILE 10 met all these demands.
Through consultation with SUPAWOOD , for the library the designers chose
SUPATILE 10 tiles finished in durable SUPAFINISH Hoop Pine concept veneer in
Angle pattern and have achieved the look of a timber mosaic. In the entry the
same finish has been used but for the smaller area the Angle pattern tiles are intermingled
with solid ones.
This project utilises all the qualities that
SUPATILE 10 acoustic ceiling tiles offer. An eye catching ceiling has been
created which adds immense warmth to the building interior and also provides
the answer to technical and green requirements.