“We wanted to design an alternate installation system that would be aesthetically pleasing and would not detract from the beauty of the design, but retained the thermal performance requirements of the project”, explained Technical Services Manager, Killian Smith.
Kingspan’s Kooltherm® K10 Soffit Board was the perfect choice. Its slim profile and high thermal performance allowed it to fit into the enclosed soffit areas, but still deliver compliance with the high thermal requirements of the building. Where the insulation was exposed, Kingspan’s Kooltherm® K10 White Soffit Board was used to offer a more aesthetically pleasing result.
The two boards offer similar thermal properties and performance was not compromised as a result.
“We presented a number of installation options for the build. In the end, Kingspan and the contractors at Cubic Group settled on a unique bracket system for the application”, added Smith.
The 42,000m2 of Kingspan’s Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board and Kooltherm K10 White Soffit Board were specified for their faster installation, third party compliance certification and their ability to meet the insurance requirements needed for the high profile project.
Over 2,000m2 of Kingspan KoolDuct was used to create lightweight cushion heads and plenum boxes for the stadium’s HVAC system. A flourish of innovation for the versatile KoolDuct product also sees it lining the ice troughs in the facility’s bars and restaurants.
The facility’s bronze façade is made of anodised aluminium and reflects the state’s unique geology. LED lighting to show the home-team colours is woven through the structure and is a testament to the “fan first” approach.
“Wherever you find marquee projects, you are sure to find our high efficiency products. Optus Stadium has given the city of Perth a truly world class venue and we are proud to be such a major part of it,” concluded the Kingspan Technical Services Manager.