MIMIC custom seamless panels by SUPAWOOD create an immersive experience in the new casual food court at Castle Towers in Castle Hills NSW. The Castle Towers redevelopment is part of a $1 billion master plan for The Hills and one of Australia's largest shopping centres.

To achieve a unique environment that would appeal to all demographics, the designers commissioned Sydney artist Oliver Watts to create a series of melaleuca paperbark forest paintings to use on different surfaces throughout the food court.

Buchan in association with Luchetti Krelle needed to source a lining product on which the forest painting could be replicated. MIMIC seamless panels by SUPAWOOD proved ideal as they can be customised with any design.

Within the centralised dining space, customers are cocooned under a forest canopy created by a series of oversized curved timber beams on the ceiling, which help define the comfortable seating pods below. The canopy ceiling feature is constructed of highly customised curved MAXI BEAM and finished with SUPAFINISH Hoop Pine Limed laminate. The paperbark forest MIMIC panels line the interiors, complementing the other colourful Australian native design elements. Additional panels in Hoop Pine Limed have also been used to highlight other areas within the space.

SUPAWOOD closely collaborated with builder Construction Control on the project, providing a complete Design, Supply and Install service to achieve the desired outcome. The MIMIC panels were also cost-effective and easy to install with no visible joins or repeats.

This project is an excellent example of how MIMIC can achieve a unique atmosphere in any interior.

Photography: Greg Fonne