Australian National Maritime Museum Warships Pavilion
Evolution

Smooth, flat Evolution makes an architectural statement, inspired by boat building

“The panels had not previously been used in this way which provided an opportunity to rethink how the product could be adapted to suit the technical challenges, while still maintaining the very strong design intent.”

James Perry -  Senior Associate
fjmtstudio

The Project

The project brief was for a building that made an architectural statement, yet did not overpower the vessels adjacent and integral to the Pavilion. The form was inspired by the techniques and geometrical rigour of boat building while the conceptual approach closely referenced the wake of a boat as it passes though the water.
 

Architect:
FJMT Studio
Location:
Sydney, Australia
Product:
Evolution
Finish:
Woodland Grey
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Incorporating Form and Function

Almost an art installation, the use of Evolution insulated panels enabled architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmtstudio) to design a unique statement building which delivered outstanding thermal performance and the ability to withstand a corrosive marine environment. Evolution insulated panels unite high aesthetic values with high performance. The technical excellence of our science led research and development facilities allow us to offer industry leading guarantees.

Australian National Maritime Museum Warships Pavilion Evolution Facade

Meeting the challenges Of The Design

Colourfast in the harsh marine environment of Darling Harbour, along with the integration of panels with a glass oculus were just some of the challenges in the design brief for this project. Kingspan’s technical team worked closely with the contractor to overcome these unique installation challenges. After some considerable hard work and perseverance, the panels were seamlessly integrated with the glass oculus and some complex geometry was created. Whilst the project spans a large distance, there are no unsightly joints and an external and internal face was provided. Furthermore, whilst a slim design was chosen which maximised useable internal space, Kingspan’s technical team ensured there was no loss of thermal resistance values.

Strong Design Intent

The 891m2 of Evolution panels provided a single facade component in which foam insulation lay at the heart of a finished internal lining and an external face. Kingspan delivered a series of complex geometrical rotations of 1m wide panels that tackled the complex design whilst delivering a watertight external skin. The Kingspan Technical team worked closely with fjmtstudio and specialist subcontractors JML Engineered Facades (NSW) to develop a complex design with custom vertical joint details.

Interior Evolution Panelised Facade Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum Evoluton Panelised Architectural Facacde System

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