49 Years of Aluminium Excellence
Sapphire Aluminium Project Showcase
Over the years we have been trusted to work on incredible architectural projects right across Australia and the world. The hard-wearing surfaces, and the effective use of light and colour, make them enduring masterpieces even to this day. Our aluminium cladding has been used on interior and exteriors of buildings, to great effect both at night and during the day.
North Williamstown Station
Sapphire was contacted to provide finishes for the undercrofts on the platforms that welcome travellors to the new station. Denton Corker Marshall chose vibrant anodised finishes to contrast to the traditional red brick buildings and tie in with natural surrounds of the station.
Clyde Road Bridge Overpass
Sapphire was pleased to provide the anodised finishes to the new perforated screens that adorn the new rail overpass bridge. This overpass has removed a dangerous level crossing and now allows continuous flow of traffic through the area. Anodising was the ispired choice for its ability to withstand graffiti attack and low maintenence costs.
Sandringham Primary School
Sandringham Primary School is one of the oldest schools in Victoria, first opening in 1855 is an Anglican church in Bamfield Street. Over time the school had grown to become an established part of the local community with around 500 students. In January 2020 a fire destroyed around 50% of the school, causing it to […]
Sapphire supplied finishes for aluminium sheet used as wall cladding within the Eureka Skydeck Level 88 Fitout. The now famous Eureka Skydeck at the very top of Eureka Tower, with an entry experience at ground level began with a brief that was to provide a facility for large numbers of people to visit with efficient […]
Victor Churchill Butcher Shop
Elevating butchery into a performance and artform, Victor Churchill Melbourne is a space designed to spark culinary conversation and reimagine the way that we eat. The store comprises an artisan butchery and grocer, complete with a curved marble dining counter from which to revel in a multisensory food experience. Diemme Creative Solutions chose Polished Bright […]
The Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment is a new, 66-bed stand-alone clinical services building located on the site of the existing hospital on the northern edge of Kingaroy township. The redevelopment project delivers expanded clinical services including a new emergency department, acute inpatient unit (incorporating rehabilitation and mental health), operating suites, maternity unit, dialysis and chemotherapy services, […]
The Columbian Hotel
When the three-level Colombian Hotel on Oxford St Darlinghurst sold in 2016 there were fears for the popular LGBTIQ venue. However the buyer, Iris Capital, has not only maintained the Colombian as an inclusive entertainment venue they have revamped it and added a fabulous rooftop bar. Squillace architects designed the renovations and Di Emme fabricated […]
Lake Macquarie Council – Admin Building Microline 40 & 80, 76mm Maxline and Shooshline
Lake Macquarie City Council wanted to create a modern, flexible and collaborative space in which the various teams can thrive. While strong consideration was given to activity based working, the overriding objective was to provide a variety of workspaces that support a wide range of business activities. At the same time, the spaces are as […]
Coolum State High School – Wandama Centre
Sapphire was selected to provide finishes in AA25 for the new Wandama Centre in Coolum State High School. Matt Aqua, Wattle and Ice were the inspired choices for long term performance. The school is situated within 200 metres of the beach and anodising will provide long term performance from corroding salts that are prevalent in […]
40 Million Mornings – HOTA Bridge landing
Sapphire worked with Aclad who were resposible for the technical design, manufacture and installation of the custom fabricated panels. Anodising not only provides a durable long term protective coating for the aluminium panels but also was selected for its ability to interplay with the lighting used at night to light up the landing area. “40 […]
Byron Bay Public School Upgrade
Byron Bay has a new building featuring perforated Aluminium Sunscreens anodised in 4 stunning Sapphire finishes. Matt Seaweed and Matt Sublime highlight the forested landscape whilst Matt Bluefin and Matt Aqua pay homage to Byron’s stunning seascape.
Botannica – Building 3
The anodised colours of the sunshades are inspired by the native flora in the area.
Marine grade aluminium with colour anodising in Sapphire’s Matt Cinnamon AA25 was specified for the bespoke pole designs
Cardinia Cultural Centre
The Cardinia Culture Centre has recently undertaken a transformation both internally and externally to provide a vibrant flexible space for the local community. Part of this transformation was changing a concrete rendered facade to a segmented anodising solid aluminium rainskin that complies with flammability as it is solid aluminium. The segmented facade features folds and […]
Old Bar Public School
The project is part of Schools Infrastructure NSW $6billion investment over four years to roll-out new and upgraded schools. The Old Bar Public School project will deliver a permanent two storey building, providing eight new modern teaching spaces with common learning areas on both levels as well as more open space. A stand out feature […]
St Andrews Aquatic Centre
Wilsons have selected Sapphire’s anodised finishes in Matt Cosmos, Matt Nebbio for the feature screens on the back of the ground stand and main Admin building for the schools new olympic sized pool.
Auburn North Public School
The upgrade at Auburn North Public School includes a new building with ten new home bases and upgraded administration facilities. The new learning facilities provide state of the art flexible learning spaces that will support contemporary teaching models. Connected learning landscapes are clustered together either side of a large covered terraced area; perfect for outdoor […]
Rose Bay Hotel
The heritage facade had been kept, but inside the space has undergone a serious makeover, added more windows and doubled the interior space. It is now brighter and airier that befits the venue’s harbourside location. Anodised Tuscan Rose gold finishes, terrazzo tiling and Australian spotted gum furnishings, along with an emerald granite bar, have replaced […]
Yarra Valley Grammar School – The Research Centre and Chapel
Now Architecture contacted Sapphire for a finish that reflected the values exemplified at Yarra Valley Grammar School for their new research centre and modern Chapel. Matt Tabasco was the inspired choice.
Lisieuix Catholic Primary School
The Aluminium sheets were fitted in a similiar fashion to zinc sheets in that they were ovelayed and fixed to a steel structure for a vibrant industrial look.
Richmond High School
Sapphire anodised around 150 individual panels of varying sizes and shapes in our Matt Pistachio finish. Words from Hayball In dense, inner urban suburbs such as Richmond, it’s becoming increasingly critical that new schools offer as much as possible to the students and also to the local community. Commissioned to deliver a new school for […]
345 – 363 George St, Sydney
The 3 buildings were acquired by ISPT and redevelopment has occurred to integrate the three buildings with upmarket retail and integrated foyers to access the commercial areas. The walls and ceilings of these areas have been fitted out with custom designed solid and perforated aluminium folded cassette panels finish in Sapphire’s luxurious Matt Aged Bronze […]
Parliament of Victoria Member’s Annex Building
(Words from Peter Elliott Architecture) The new annex building provides much-needed office accommodation for 102 members of parliament and their support staff. Parliament House is nearly 160 years old but was never completed. After a century and a half of makeshift and inadequate member’s offices and numerous failed schemes to extend Parliament House, the new […]
Greville Street Precinct Lighting
An Intricate design simulating flowers in various stages of bloom. In April 2018, Council installed the finishing touches to Greville Street with the feature catenary lights being installed in front of Grattan Gardens. These new lights contribute to the ambience of the street and have been well received by the community.
United Places – South Yarra
From Carr Design Architecture and Interior Design Drawn from the united themes of hotel as home, United Places is a curation of an intimate, highly considered hotel experience, defined by elemental and evocative materials that celebrate this unique garden edge pocket of South Yarra. Positioned opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens and central to one of […]
Bannister Downs Dairy
This project is simply stunning that transforms what many associate with an industrial process into a building that is an artform on its own, whilst housing the latest technology in the dairy industry. The segmented and flowing design is anything but boring and combined with Sapphire’s Matt Chilli simply transforms in the changing light of […]
MUELLER COLLEGE SENIOR BUILDING
The Mueller College Senior School building opens for the start of Term 2 of the 2018 school year. The building is designed around the existing lake on the site and takes advantage of its location to create beautiful study spaces for its students.
CSC Fitout – Microline 40, 80 & Shooshline
The design called for fine narrow glazing with strong lines, Microline provided the answer with the ability to create transoms using our stick on SAP50T trim which speeds up installation. Meeting rooms all feature glazed doors and acoustic performance was of high importance so glazing utilized vlam hush glass for both the framing and doors […]
Residence in Melbourne
The aluminium profiles underwent Fine brushing which removes scuffing, minor gouges form the faces of the aluminium and provides a clean finish to the visible faces. Sapphire then anodised the profiles in Bright Nebbio to 25 microns to create a long-lasting quality finish that will last the lifetime of the building.
Perth “Optus” Stadium
Sapphire anodised over 3000m² of solid aluminium Facade panel in our stunning Matt Chilli anodised finish. Hassell chose anodised finishes for the exterior of the facade for the finish’s long term durability and the finishes ability to interact with changing light sources such as the sophisticated LED lighting that adorns the stadium. Hassell Architects say […]
Lotus Dining’s latest lavish dining environment at Sydney’s Barangaroo – interiors and brand identity by Design Clarity. The 146-seater restaurant & bar takes advantage of harbour views with outdoor/indoor seating and 3 private dining spaces. The Fujisaki experience is centred on nurturing, generosity and integrity. Design for Fujisaki was initiated with a brand workshop where […]
Hybrid house and public art museum which accommodates paintings, sculpture, installations and video work by leading Australian contemporary artists. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Kew the Housemuseum juxtaposes public and private spaces, combines art and living and explores new relationships between architecture and art. Site: 219 Cotham Road, Kew VIC 3101 Above text provided […]