Endorsed by

Architect turns to Swisspearl in recladding of Launceston hospital

In 2018, Australia’s state and territory governments launched a fleet of audits following fires in 2017 at the Lacrosse tower in Melbourne and the tragedy of Grenfell Tower in London the following year.

One such audit recommended that the cladding on Launceston’s General Hospital, which was found to be non-compliant, be replaced.

Swisspearl pre-finished fibre cement panels were selected as the ideal material. Manufactured in Switzerland to a set of exacting standards, the panels meet non-combustibility criteria and make for an easy pathway through the National Construction Code.

The panels are offered in more than 70 finishes across six different ranges. In the Launceston project, this meant that a variety of colours were chosen to blend into the existing scheme.

Swisspearl also maintains large inventory holdings, meaning that the panels could be provided swiftly and work on the project begun immediately.

Swisspearl is supplied in Australia by HVG Facades. For more information, go here.

More product

See all
A scene from a past Roca One Day Design Challenge event. One-day bathroom product design challenge comes to Australia for the first time

A Roca One Day Design Challenge in Melbourne on 15 June will see the winning team win a $7,000 prize and a ticket to Barcelona.

Articolo stand designed by Studio Goss. Lighting highlights from 2019 Milan Furniture Fair

Euroluce, the international lighting exhibition, runs every two years as part of the Milan Furniture Fair.

Installation by Linda Tegg at Jil Sander's Milan headquarters. Installation highlights from the 2019 Milan Furniture Fair

The world’s biggest furniture fair is also fertile ground for designers to demonstrate lateral thinking through collaborations with manufacturers.

DL Range by Dion Lee and Design By Them. 2019 Milan International Furniture Fair product highlights

ArchitectureAU has selected some of the highlights of the 2019 Milan International Furniture Fair.

Most read

Latest on site