Brisbane Square is the largest project in Queensland to date to be reclad as part of the nationwide recladding initiative. The recladding program is responsible for ensuring the removal of non-compliant aluminium composite materials from all unsafe buildings around the country and replacing them with compliant non-combustible cladding. Local-based manufacturer, AODELI Australia (AODELI), who has a reputation for supplying “Fire Safe” aluminium facade panel façade cladding was chosen to supply their popular Solid Aluminium Panel (SAP) to replace the building’s existing exterior cladding.
As well as being compliant for use under the National Construction Code, there were other factors that made AODELI’s SAP product the preferred choice for this recladding project. Brisbane Square’s proximity to the river meant there was also a need for exterior cladding panels that could withstand the impact this type of environment can have on the façade. Therefore, the specification required marine grade 5052 aluminium alloy and for the panels to be coated in a 3-coat paint system. Unlike other products on the market, AODELI offers both options as standard for their SAP solid aluminium cladding product.
“When we launched AODELI SAP Solid Aluminium panel we chose to set ourselves apart from other cladding Suppliers by offering high-quality aluminium products as standard. As part of this commitment, SAP was an obvious choice as it ticked all the boxes required for an iconic project such as Brisbane Square. The 3-coat paint system provides the ultimate protection for exterior cladding and therefore a longer warranty,” explains General Manager, Wayne Saunders.
Brisbane Square is an iconic skyscraper on the South Bank and was originally designed by international architects Denton Corker Marshall in 2006. There are four distinctive rectangular, coloured spaces near the base of the building. Two of these contain the Brisbane Square Library and the Brisbane City Council. The building is also the largest commercial office building in Australia to be awarded a 5-star Green Star rating.
As well as SAP, Aodeli’s range of non-combustible cladding products includes NCP (Non-Combustible Panel), a 4mm aluminium core panel that is certified under AS 1530.1 and suitable for external and internal applications where a non-combustible and fire-resistant solution is required. This product also comes with the 3-coat paint system as standard.
More details on this project can be found here.