Acoustic panel lining kits from Supawood Architectural Lining Systems helps create a therapeutic environment in the lounge of the Canberra Hospital's Adult Mental Health Unit.

The Adult Mental Health Unit at Canberra Hospital, ACT presented the designers PTW with a challenge to create an environment that would offer a secure and relaxing setting for consumers.

Recognising that the interior materials needed to be selected carefully, PTW created a design with an entry that flowed into an open lounge area, gently wrapped overhead with an undulating wood ceiling. This type of design would avoid intrusive sharp edges and convey a calming atmosphere.

The challenge lay in finding a lining product that would be sound absorbing, durable and consistent in finish, support curved use and remain within a tight budget.

Supawood’s Supacoustic PLK panel lining kits fit the bill completely. PLK is a pre-finished acoustic lining system specifically designed to address noise issues and cover broad areas cost-effectively. PLK is easily curved onsite, making the installation process straightforward and hassle-free.

The PLK acoustic lining system is supplied in innovative acoustic patterns and durable concept veneer finishes offering excellent choice to designers.

For the Mental Health Unit, PTW chose Supafinish Hoop Pine in Breeze acoustic pattern as the circular holes of this pattern have a soothing effect on the eyes. The panels were supplied with custom boarders to make cutting easy onsite.

The Supacoustic PLK acoustic ceiling helps create an inviting and friendly environment, dominated by the warmth of the wood overhead. Natural light enhances the evenness of the finish on the ceiling and additional artificial lighting has been integrated into the panels. The whole design achieves an ambient interior which helps consumers feel comfortable and relaxed.