AECOM Queensland HQ
Floating acoustic ceiling panels in prize winning workspace fit-out by BVN.
SUPAWOOD’s SUPACOUSTIC NCK floating acoustic panels form a floating ceiling feature in the innovative office fit-out for AECOM, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. This multi-award winning fit-out by BVN was aimed at creating a modern open environment over 5 levels to accommodate the client’s entire staff from 8 Brisbane locations, merging them into one productive workplace.
The communal rather than territorial approach to the workspace required large voids to be cut through the existing building to create a unified space over all five levels, providing a sense of connectivity and transparency. However, this open design posed sound reverberation problems throughout, for which a simple acoustic panel noise reduction solution was sought. The product also needed to work around existing fixtures and other interruptions in the newly created ceiling expanse.
SUPACOUSTIC NCK floating acoustic ceiling panels addressed these needs perfectly.
SUPACOUSTIC NCK ceiling panels were supplied as individual prefinished, free-floating, acoustic panels which were then mounted in rows running the full length of the upper interior ceiling to give an extended dimension to the space. As well as addressing the noise reverberation, the panels also hid services above while leaving full access to the ceiling cavity.
Finished in a warm SUPAVENEER Plantation Oak natural timber veneer, and suspended to float against a black background, the acoustic panels enhance the ceiling space as well as complement the natural timber finishes found elsewhere in the interior décor.
The design team was required to ensure that all materials used within the workplace be sourced from renewable and ecologically sound suppliers to meet the highest Green Star rating. SUPACOUSTIC NCK is FSC® certified and met the strict criteria specified by the client. (FSC® C009780)
Project: AECOM Brisbane workspace fit-out
Address: Wickham Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Product/Finish: SUPACOUSTIC NCK slotted acoustic panels in SUPAVENEER Plantation Oak.
Architect: BVN Brisbane
Photos: Christopher Fredrick Jones
6 Star Green Star - Office Interiors 1.1
2011 BPN Sustainability Award - Office ‘Fit-out’ Category
2011 IDEA Major Commercial over 1000sqm Award
2011 RAIA Brisbane Regional Commendation - Interior Architecture
2011 RAIA QLD State Award for Interior Architecture