The materials used for the Assembly Hall and Music Department of the Sacred Heart School of Performing Arts have set a new benchmark of possibility for the fusion between decorative and functional design.
Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) members provided the stainless steel cladding for the Adelaide school building, for its hard wearing and low maintenance properties.
However, a strong focus on aesthetics was maintained keeping in mind the creative nature of the activities to be performed within the building.
The face side of the stainless steel was powder coated and then polished to produce a warm and coloured background.
Roy Carter of Stainless Sections of Australian Stainless Steel Development Association said “The material allows the colour to be added without compromising wearability of the metal surface.”
Roy added that the material facilitates ease of cleaning and graffiti removal.
The custom produced cladding panels used a 0.6mm base material, which was rigidised to a 1.2mm finish. The material was installed as interlocking panels, complementing the linear building components.