Keystone Linings Used in Award-Winning Contech Pulteney Street Studio Project

Keystone Linings acoustic panels were used for the Contech Pulteney Street Studio project, that won a gold award at the DIA SA/NT Awards in the Built Environment / Commercial Category. The space features a slide-out dividing door made from Key-Lena Palette Series Ebony (black MDF), custom perforated in the design of a map of South Australia. The panels were installed by Walls Bros Designer Kitchens and Furniture.

Contech’s vision for the new office was to try to capture Contech’s design and construction approach within one space. The architectural team wanted to create a flexible space that reflected the work/life aspects of a modern office; an elevated oak box to the south houses the kitchen and boardroom, providing warmth and a relaxed feel to the space, while the work stations to the north are detailed functional spaces. The construction team then handcrafted all aspects of the build, from the oak box through to custom joinery.

With an endless list of pre-finished options to choose from, Key-Lena panels can be perforated, patterned, slotted or shaped to provide maximum noise reduction. For even better acoustic performance, Key-Lena can be combined with K100 backing.

These cost-effective and long lasting, Key-Lena ceiling and wall decorative panels are suitable for a variety of applications, both commercially and residentially. They can give the space a pop of colour with various finishes or be left natural with the timber look.

For a unique and modern look, Key-Lena slotted or perforated sheet panels offer a wide range of choices perfect for turning an ordinary space into something special. Key-Lena is perfect for interior walls and ceilings, including feature ceilings and walls, building entrances and foyers, high-impact wall linings in shopping centres, hallways, hotels and clubs, offices, libraries and auditoriums.

The winners of the annual Design Institute of Australia South Australia/Northern Territory Awards were announced during a celebration held at The Manor at Basket Range on November 3rd. Attended by 300 guests, including the Hon. David Pisoni, Minister for Industry and Skills, and compered by media personality Amanda Blair, the event was a celebration of South Australian and Northern Territory design and recognised the powerful impact of the region on Australia’s growing reputation as a Design Nation.

Now in its 26th consecutive year, the Design Awards are a unique institution spanning multiple disciplines, including entries from the Built Environment, Communication, and Product Design categories. At last year’s 25th anniversary event, the DIA introduced 25 SA/NT Design Icons as part of a local hall of fame initiative. Amongst the named and celebrated icons were Khai Liew, Don Dunstan, Brian Smythe and Bert Flugelman. 

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