The researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators at the Australian Hearing Hub are enjoying their new state-of-the-art facility, thanks to the collaborative work of Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd and Geyer Architects.
The Australian Hearing Hub, an initiative of Macquarie University, brings together some of Australia’s top hearing and healthcare firms with research universities to collaborate on world-leading research projects.
Tasked with a brief to create offices in a shared working space, Ben Cauchi, project coordinator at Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd, looked to bring the client and architect’s vision to life.
The colour Providence from the Karndean Looselay collection stood out to the design team. The distinctive grain detail and soft blonde highlights suited the interior theme beautifully.
The client also needed a floor that was going to be quiet underfoot and be able to offset noise in an open plan office. Karndean LooseLay was the perfect solution as its acoustic backing helps to reduce sound, and its 59 decibel rating is compliant with the National Construction Code for minimum acoustic requirements.
Ben commented, "The brilliant acoustic properties of Karndean LooseLay was a key factor in the architect’s selection. Across a multi-level building, LooseLay is a quiet alternative to a hard flooring surface."
"In a design process, there can be changes at short notice. Karndean LooseLay was a great solution for us going forward. It was quick to install and allowed us to get the job over the line to our agreed program. The client is very happy with the finished product.”