Allplastics Engineering in Sydney fabricated and supplied an acrylic display for SA Water that chronicled the company’s history and achievements.
When building their new headquarters, SA Water wanted to show its visitors and employees the organisation’s background in delivering services to the State of South Australia. SA Water required a unique look and found the solution with acrylic.
Frost*Design who are signage and environmental graphic specialists, and Hassel offering architectural and interior design services created a unique and eye-catching installation that has been met with great enthusiasm.
Commercial builder Hansen Yuncken set some ambitious goals for the project such as rigorous environmental performing criteria for the new building, replacing old as well as outdated offices and laboratory areas.
The environmental goals of the project have been met by committing to achieving a 6 star design along with GBCA (Green Building Council Australia) rating and a 5 star ABGR (Australian Building Greenhouse Rating) outcome.
Vic Kalloghlian, managing director at Allplastics Engineering explains the advantages of using acrylics.
“Acrylic might not be what most people think of first, but it can actually be very creative and innovative. There are many advantages to using acrylics. It can be cut and bent in practically any type of shape, is very enduring and has a great range of colours. It also meets many safety factors compared with glass.”
For this installation, specially cast 50mm diameter clear acrylic rods were manufactured, which enabled SA Water to chronicle its company history. The transparent rods have the company’s landmark historical achievements highlighted on them. Acrylic was also used in various interior design details.
The building was awarded the 2009 South Australian AIB, Ecological and Sustainable Development award for commercial construction ($50m to $100m).