Vitracore G2 & Vitrabond Shine on Melbourne’s New Entertainment Quarter
Melbourne’s south-east city of Casey recently launched the $125 million state-of-the-art Bunjil Place entertainment precinct, featuring 2200m2 of Fairview’s Vitrabond FR and Vitracore G2 aluminium composite cladding.
One of the largest projects undertaken by local government in Australia, the striking 24,500m2 building, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp architects is a national first with the innovative design incorporating 10 functional spaces including an 800-seat theatre, a 350-seat versatile function centre plus a community library and art gallery.
The vision for the centre’s expected 1 million visitors per year, was “to create an inviting central heart for the community that celebrates participation, belonging and civic pride.” The Vitrabond FR and Vitracore G2 cladding panels in “Brushed Silver” shimmer over the curved glass façade and winged roof providing visitors with an insta-perfect sight. Further information on the project can be found in our Project News.
As announced last week, Vitracore G2 is currently the only aluminium composite panel available in Australia that is correctly tested as having satisfied the requirements of the following industry standards: AS 1530.1 and AS 1503.3 as well as full scale façade testing; BS8414 and BRE 135 as well as AS5113 (excluding the debris requirements).