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ACA Building, Sydney NSW

A completely bespoke Polaris Series® facade roof top terrace entertainment space

which is set to be the networking hub for the wide range of start-ups and businesses hosted by the collaborative workspace WeWork.

Taylor Construction were contracted to complete the upgrades to this art-deco heritage building with the aim to deliver high quality, on time and on budget.  This golden origami-like perforated penthouse building called for façade expertise and engineering know-how.  Off the back of a number of successfully completed projects, Taylor Construction had the confidence that Louvreclad’s expertise and industry experience could deliver this complex project and booked a discovery meeting.

Early design collaboration between Architect, engineers, and client is crucial to the success of a project like this.

When working with complex perforated patterns on non-standard shapes, early consultation is needed to clarify and resolve corner details and ensure the perforation pattern meets the design intent.

The design also incorporated some very large, top hinged perforated tilt doors calling for research and design development to ensure the mechanism could take the loads of the door. Each of these oversized doors generated 6 tonne of force, therefore safety was a key concern when designing the operation of the doors to ensure nobody would be crushed.

To ensure efficient installation for a complex façade like this, it is beneficial to define interfaces with other trades, i.e. roofers, flooring, and services.   Horizontal and vertical set out lines are also critical and drive the setout of the panels. Therefore, to avoid lots of re-design it is beneficial to have these agreed upon before construction commences.

Louvreclad are grateful for the confidence that Taylors had in our company to deliver this complex perforated aluminium building and believe the collaboration between, Taylors, FK Architects and Louvreclad has led to a highly successful and beautiful project.

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Location

ACA Building

66 King St, Sydney NSW

Builder

Taylor Construction

Architect

FK Architects

Products

Finishes

Interpon Ambre 2525 Sable