2018 Kingspan Insulated Panels Australia KingZip Melbourne Jet Base

Melbourne Jet Base

Designed to redefine the entry and departure experience for visitors, the impressive roof at Melbourne Jet Base facility is inspired by the wing form.

The Project

Cox Architecture designed Melbourne Jet Base to redefine the entry and departure experience for the facility's high-profile guests that require privacy and security, with access 24 hour access to the runways and a large main hangar that can house up to 18 private aircrafts.

Melbourne Aviation Precinct
Cox Architecture
Arup, WT Partnership, TRACT, Phillip Chun, Lumicom, Visium
Professional Plumbing Contractors
Roof Product:
KingZip Linea
Drone Addiction & Peter Clarke Photography

From the outset, we saw this project as a great opportunity to redefine the arrival and departure experience for visitors to Melbourne and Australia. Both the design and client team decided at the outset that this facility needed to be uniquely Australian and showcase what our country and culture aspire to while avoiding at all costs the sense of placeless uniformity so common in airport lounges worldwide. We think our collective approach has resulted in a terrific outcome for our client and truly unique contribution to the Melbourne Airport Precinct, and the State of Victoria’s tourism sector. 

- Andrew Tucker, Director, Cox Architecture

Cox engaged with Kingspan for technical support to find a roof system that could achieve their design geometry intent. Kingspan worked closely with Cox to ensure the double curved geometry was within the capability of the KingZip Linea system. The KingZip product was roll formed on site in lengths of up to 65m, resulting in a concealed fix standing seam roof which has no joints.
The Kingspan RD 200/750 Structural deck was also used for parts of the project to increase the acoustic performance of the roof, the deck of which can span up to 9m without the need for purlins.

2018 Kingspan Insulated Panels Australia KingZip Melbourne Jet Base

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