Macquarie Bank Pod Enclosure, King Street Wharf
It's not only the diagrid façade of One Shelley Street that attracts attention; the interior with its soaring atrium featuring cantilevered meeting pods is quite spectacular. Cubic Interiors supplied and installed the apolic cladding and glazing for the 25 pods, which appear to float in the light and air of the atrium.
The sizes of the pods range from small intimate meeting spaces to boardroom-sized eyries. The colour scheme of the cladding ranges from white, metallic and orange with clear anodised aluminium framing and toughened laminated glazing.
“The installation was everything but standard and special in every aspect, from design to manufacture and installation,” said Cubic Interiors’ Managing Director Robert Migliorino. “A new technique was required to achieve the curving of apolic cladding into three dimensions.”
Cubic also complied with all low-VOC elements and Green Star elements of the project. Apolic cladding has several green star point-scoring features where the finished product contains a post-consumer recycled content of over 18% and post-industrial recycled content of 13.5%, it is durable, recyclable and non-flammable. All of the paints, mastics and sealants used for the project also had to comply. In terms of being applied to the pods, Apolic cladding is lightweight compared to standard aluminium sheets, so it is an ideal material for semi-suspended structures.
Multiplex followed an integrated fitout approach – another Green Star initiative – and this meant Cubic Interiors working in close concert with the overall construction schedule. Only 12 of Cubic Interiors’ 150+ strong workforce delivered this complex project.
Year Complete: 2008
Area sqm: NA
Type of Work: Base Building & Integrated Fitout
Client: Multiplex W9&10 Stage 4B Investments
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects & Woods Bagot