Supacoustic prefinished acoustic ceiling panels and Supaline solid wall panels from Supawood Architectural Lining Systems were used extensively in a major redevelopment of the clinical school teaching facilities at a leading Australian private teaching hospital working in partnership with the University of Queensland.

A key challenge in the execution of the project was that the new construction had to be completed within the confines and constraints of a fully operational hospital environment without any unscheduled loss of service. This meant that the work had to be completed cleanly and within strict lead times.

Supawood’s custom acoustic panels met these needs perfectly as they were supplied prefinished and could be quickly installed with their own fixing.

Supacoustic custom perforated acoustic panels mixed with Supaline solid wall panels in a highly durable Supacolour finish were selected by the designers for the wall and ceiling panels throughout the tutorial areas and lecture theatre.  

Supawood collaborated with the design team on the installation to produce the intricate high-tech custom acoustic design for the perforated panels.

The fixing system had to be designed carefully to maintain maximum open area of the special acoustic design, especially over the vast ceiling of the 140-seat lecture theatre. The panels had to be laid out to accommodate the need for the space to be converted easily into two separate rooms when required.

The Supacoustic custom acoustic ceiling panels were combined with Supaline solid wall panels to achieve a stunning but simple aesthetic effect in a purely clinical setting.