The new civic reception outdoor area refurbishment for the Cairns Regional Council in Portsmith, QLD, featured a custom configuration of SUPASLAT Aluminium as the main focal point of the space.

Designed and produced to satisfy the architect’s original design intent, the completed project also achieved Group fire ratings and moisture-resistant requirements of the space.

With the external feature wall supplied by SUPAWOOD, the client was able to achieve varying heights of the aluminium slats by modifying and customising the standard SUPASLAT profiles.

For the customisation of the SUPASLAT product, SUPAWOOD collaborated with the client to change the batten size to 40x40mm to accommodate a gap that was required between the battens, where they were placed at varying heights.

Project details

Project: Cairns Regional Council, Civic Reception Outdoor Precinct

Address: 119-145 Spence Street, Portsmith QLD

Architect/Designer: Peddle Thorp Architects

Builder: Field Construct

Installer: PMC Cairns

Products/Finishes: Feature wall – custom configuration SUPASLAT Aluminium (40mm W x 40mm H + 60mm gap for open areas, and 10mm gap for closed areas). Finished in SUPAMETAL Solid Scintillating Champagne Matt.

Photos: Andrew Watson