Xavier College Auditorium

architect Edge Architects
builder Sarah Constructions
location Kentish Road, Gawler Belt SA 5118
photographer Sam Roberts
product Au.diPanel & Au.diStyle Inluxe Image Tasmanian Blackwood

 

Acoustics take centre stage

In the outskirts of Adelaide in South Australia sits Catholic co-educational secondary college, Xavier College.

Originally founded in 1995, the school now consist of two campuses: a senior campus at Gawler Belt catering for Years 7 – 12 and the Two Wells Campus, catering for Reception – Year 6 students. Due to rapid growth in this community, redeveloped of an existing single court gymnasium was undertaken to build a multi-purpose auditorium, including new foyer and refurbished change rooms.

To give this school a point of difference, this custom design was created to deliver an architectural statement with world-class acoustics. Specialists in educational projects and all things sound, Atkar was the perfect fit to help bring this creative vision to life.

“The ceiling was designed and installed to provide acoustic properties to the auditorium along with the added architectural visual impact at the same time.”

– Sarah Constructions

Visual impact with premium sound

Three-dimensional geometric shaped panels were designed and built from scratch using concept images provided from the architect. A mix of Au.diPanel and Au.diStyle panels were combined to give a unique feel with high acoustic performance – a must for any auditorium.

Australian Blackbutt Inluxe Image finish adds warmth and reproduces the visual appearance and texture of natural timber – making it a cost effective option compared with a timber veneer.

Black perforated Au.diPanel was added to the back wall of the theatre for additional acoustic performance and making the space feel larger.

Due to complex nature of the project, Atkar worked closely with the builder during installation to ensure the aluminum frames and their suspension from the ceiling was a seamless experience.

Xavier College auditorium delivers on design and functionality, giving the ideal outcome for the client.

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