Recent Projects - Public Buildings
Wilson Architects have collaborated with Architects North to expand their interpretation of modern teaching in the creation of the new JCU - Specialist Teaching & Student Services Precinct now known as Education Central - JCU.
Sapphire was very pleased and excited to help bring the RMIT SAB building to life. Sapphire was at work early in the project after being contacted by Lyons Architecture to help develop the anodised colours used to adorn the facade of the RMIT SAB Building. This is the largest anodising project undertaken by Sapphire to date that involved new processes to manage a project of this size. Sapphire then worked closely with builders Brookfield Multiplex as the various stages progressed.
Williams Boag contacted Sapphire to come up with a striking colour for the front facade of the new Mildura Arts Centre and in particular wanted to focus on the the cut out and lighting of the MAC. Sapphire's Matt Chilli in 25 micron was chosen as the finish and colour to adorn the new Arts Centre and specially cut aluminium sheeting was individually anodised then mounted on the facade.
Sapphire provided the finishes to help bring the UQ Michie building to interact with the 21st century. The University of Queensland’s Michie Building (Pronounced Miki), named after Foundation Professor John Lundie Michie, is undergoing the first refurbishment since it was built in 1972. Located at the Western End of the Great Court on the St Lucia Campus, the eight story building is home to the School of Social Science, the RD Milns Antiquities Museum and the Anthropology Museum.
The Cube Wodonga is a state-of-the-art entertainment centre in Wodonga's central business district. It was completed in August 2012 and replaced the former Wodonga Civic Centre.
Sapphire was contacted by Mantric Architects seeking assistance in development of a striking colour for the backlit feature wall within the external facade for The Knox Indoor Sports Stadium.
John Wardle Architects selected Sapphires Anodised finishes to reflect the changing colours of the leaves on the trees that surround the project within the Universitie's grounds.
This building comprehensively presents the National Gallery of Victoria's collection of Australian Art. A total of 7,250 m2 of gallery space showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, historic and modern Australian collections and contemporary art and galleries for special exhibitions.
As an iconic building, Transport has a dual role in design terms. It creates a distinctive southern entry marker to both Federation Square and Melbourne city, with functional roles for the Square by providing the south-western enclosure, support to the large outdoor LED screen and important wind protection for the terraces.