Berry Sports & Recreation Hall
SUPACOUSTIC wall panels make award winning recreation hall even better.
SUPAWOOD advised and helped AJ+C the designers of an international award winning project to broaden the use and clientele of this project by modifying the acoustics.
The project, a sports and recreation hall at Berry on the South Coast of NSW was built to provide a multipurpose sports facility for children. However, once completed it was found to be such an appealing space that a wide variety of other groups became interested in using it for an array of other activities not originally anticipated. The solution, without taking away from the original design was achieved by adding SUPACOUSTIC CUSTOM wall panels along the lower expanse of the side walls and between the windows at either end.
The initial design of the building incorporated the theme of the night sky and the prefab concrete side walls were cast with hundreds of glass filled holes to let light filter through. This created the effect at night from the exterior of an expanse of stars as the light from within filters out and during the day from within the hall the light filters into the interior to form the opposite effect. The objective was not to obscure this effect by having to apply solid panels over the walls. This is where SUPACOUSTIC slotted acoustic panels proved to be ideal as the light still filtered through the slots.
The panels were supplied in stained SUPAVENEER Euro White Birch natural timber veneer to blend with other elements of the design.
Not only were the SUPACOUSTIC wall panels chosen for their acoustic effectiveness and the ability not to obscure the filtered light but the panels are also extremely durable and ideal for a high activities space.
Project/Address: 660 Coolangatta Road, Berry NSW
Product/Finish - SUPACOUSTIC CUSTOM in SUPAVENEER Euro White Birch SS61/130 slot pattern with SW200 concealed fixings.
Builder: Ablock Builders Pty Ltd
2009 - World Architecture Festival (WAF) - Winner in Sports Category
2008 - Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) - Award for Public Architecture
2008 - Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) - Blacket Prize for Regional Architecture