Supacoustic wet-sealed acoustic ceiling panels, available from Supawood Architectural Lining Systems , were recently used in the public areas of an apartment building that has been recognised as a prototype for a compact urban living environment.

The street level of the building holds a restaurant that opens out onto an external street terrace in one of Sydney’s busy inner city roads. The architects were faced with the problems of noise reduction in an undercover outdoor area and found the solution in Supawood’s slotted acoustic panels with the wet-sealed option.

Once the ceiling of the overhead was lined with this product the noise level was reduced dramatically as the panels provided acoustic insulation from any reflected noise, eliminating echo from the noise of the traffic passing by. By also selecting the wet-sealed option the designers ensured that the paneling would not be affected by moisture.

The acoustic ceiling panels themselves are fully sealed and able to resist moisture, humidity, condensation or temperature extremes wherever indirect exposure to ambient conditions occur. At the same time designers were also able to enhance the area, creating an aesthetically contemporary interest on the ceiling enhancing the overall look of the whole project.

Supawood products proved to be ideal for a green friendly project where passive environmental design has been the vital element in the brief.