Supawood Architectural Lining Systems was selected by designers Sanders Global to provide a complete solution for the refitting of a shopping mall in Canberra.

The project involved the refitting and extension of a large redundant DFO building to accommodate several major retail players, over 30 speciality shops and a 256-seat food court. Commissioned to create a central shopping and community hub for the local area as part of the Canberra Airport development precinct, Sanders Global transformed the building into the Majura Park Shopping Centre.

Seeking to maintain a coordinated theme throughout the mall while addressing noise reverberation, the designers wanted to unify the timber finishes over different acoustic lining products. This design objective could only be achieved by sourcing all the products from a single supplier.

Supawood’s coordinated finishes over a diverse range of interior lining systems made the brand the obvious choice for the project.

To achieve integration, Spotted Gum was selected in two finish options, Supafinish concept veneer on Supacoustic perforated panels and Supaline solid panels, and Supaveneer NTV on Supaslat Maxi Beam.

The white ceiling has been ingeniously broken up by installing alternating sections of Supacoustic perforated panels and Supaslat Maxi Beam, and integrating lighting for a classy look. Supacoustic panels also add warmth and dampen noise in an open court area outside one of the department stores. Supaline panels additionally provide a welcoming atmosphere on the lowered ceiling over the large food court.

By working with a single supplier, Supawood, the designers of Majura Park were able to achieve consistent finishes across a variety of products, saving valuable time.