Supawood Architectural Lining Systems wall and ceiling panels form an integral part of the light filled atrium of a newly completed university building in Wollongong NSW.

While still part of the campus, the building is the centre for an innovative development in state-of-the-art commercial and research space, housing a mix of businesses that interact with the university and each other in open collaboration.

The Supawood wall and ceiling panels used have been chosen to carry the exterior architectural features and surrounds of the outside of the building through into the interior with the use of tree motif panels and natural wood slats.

Supacoustic acoustic wall panels have been chosen to line the front of the balustrade on each level facing into the atrium. These have been custom perforated to represent a stylized tree trunk pattern and finished in a Supacolour coating.

Supatile Slat Lift and Shift ceiling panels in custom made lengths have been used for the lift lobby ceiling in a western red cedar finish. These ceiling panels not only provide access for services in the ceiling space but also  complement the cladding used on the building’s exterior again bringing the outside in.

The design brief called for environmentally sustainable initiatives to achieve a minimum 4.5 star NABERS rating including the use of low VOC materials. Supawood’s products were suitable as they not only achieved the aesthetic feel required but offered the green options as well.