The Australian landscape boasts a sensational array of colours. From the brilliant blue skies to the striking gold sands and rich red desert, our landscape is a palette of colour. South Australia celebrates the colours, patterns and textures of our landscape with the multi-million-dollar development along Adelaide’s riverbank parklands. Architecturally designed by Woods Bagot, the appearance of the new East Building of the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is inspired by the undulating landscape, natural rock formations and red earth.
It was a natural choice to use zinc and elZinc Rainbow Rojo/Red panels clad the curves of the new ACC building, creating a beautiful aesthetic and natural texture. The pigmented elZinc panels have been expertly shaped around the complex geometry, fitted to Kingspan PIR panels with multiple, high-tech layers providing waterproofing and thermal barriers. This protective layering technique enhances the durability of the zinc.
Because zinc is a non-ferrous metal, it is much more resistant to corrosion and rust, issues that can plague iron and steel structures. It requires very little maintenance over time, and its natural coloration actually improves as it ages. Zinc has even been known to heal scratches and other minor imperfections over a period of years.