UNSW Faculty of Law
Australian architecture firm Lyons created a futuristic, angular structure for the new Faculty of Law Building at the University of New South Wales. The building houses space for teaching, office, and administration as well as a 350-seat auditorium. It was designed to become an architectural anchor on the University Mall and engineered for a building lifespan of 100 years.
To clad the façade's striking forms and angles, Lyons specified durable Quadroclad panels from Hunter Douglas. The customizable panel system was ideal for the large-scale, asymmetrical application, as QuadroClad panels - which feature two aluminium skins bonded to an aluminum honeycomb core - deliver exceptional rigidity and strength with minimal weight and sub-structure requirements.
Used in a variety of metallic colours, the QuadroClad façade enhanced the aesthetics of the building with a flat, smooth, and consistent surface. Despite the complex forms of its outer surface, the versatility of the panels eased installation by allowing mounting to a variety of subframes.