48 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.
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.
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 […]
The Artemis Centre – Melbourne Girls Grammar
DESIGNING FOR WELLNESS The Artemis Centre at Melbourne Girls Grammar School that is being officially opened on 1st September is a physical embodiment of the school’s focus on student health and wellbeing. According to Matthew Blair, BVN Principal, “The different activity zones interlock like a 3-D Tetris puzzle with walls dissolved into glass so you […]
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.
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 […]
Botannica – Building 3
The anodised colours of the sunshades are inspired by the native flora in the area.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Riverwood Hotel gaming room is one of the most dynamic and opulent gaming experiences in the Australian Hotel market. Created with full smoking in mind, the facility offers a casino style environment with a mixture of gaming and TAB in the one zone.
Gregory Hills Hotel
From Paul Kelly Design This award-winning gaming room has definitely set the bar for gaming rooms in Australia. The combination of lush tropical settings, intricate sandstone wall cladding with brass accents and that spectacular lighting feature creates a glamorous escape.
Another stunning design by Paul Kelly Design which is again highlighted with Sapphire’s polished bright anodising in Wattle
The Great Hall of the University of Sydney
With the new lighting installation, the existing heritage luminaires were upgraded and new lighting bars along the sides of the building with theatrical style luminaires were installed to highlight architectural features of the interior. 3S Lighting manufactured ‘house’ pendant luminaires and suspension accessories in single and twin configuration. These pendants are around 200mm OD and […]
Giorgio Armani Store International Airport
The newly designed store features striking double-height facade of anodised aluminium box sections reaching 8 metres in height. The Giorgio Armani’s logo is cut out of the series of vertical anodised sections and back lit for striking effect with a refreshed and contemporary layout providing passengers with a sensory shopping experience and innate sense of […]
Eastlands Shopping Centre – Feature Ceiling – Chandelier
The aesthetic design concept of the non-lighting ceiling feature was created by Buchan Group and spans over 500 square metres in area; 90 metres in length. It features suspended alternating anodised aluminium blades which reflects sunlight filtering through from the overhead skylights and become a moving light feature.
ANU Colleges of Science – Chemical Science
The Chemical Sciences Project at the Australian National University comprises three interconnected elements. A major new three-level building contains generic wet laboratories and bespoke laboratories for Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry. The layout includes; laboratories, support spaces, write-up areas, and visually links research at the bench and the desk. A modular layout allows collaborative research groups […]
Macquarie Bank HQ – Internal Stairs
Architecture firm BVN designed the interior with central staircase that staff must walk past to get to the lifts – a feature Macquarie called “functional inconvenience”. Sapphire’s anodised finish picks up the changing light and adds to the mood of the interior as the day progresses. AWARDS 2016 Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of […]
NAB Audtiorium, Docklands
Sapphire Anodised and supplied in excess of 490 sheets that were then cut and perforated into triangular shapes to make up the complex and striking ceiling of the Lecture Theatre.
Over the past two years, BCG has experienced a strong and steady growth in Perth – the centre for the natural resource-based industry. With a rapidly expanding team, a larger office was required to meet the staff’s collaborative working methods, but also appeal to the fly-in team members and potential clients. Positioned in the iconic […]
Text: Steven Knipp Perhaps no one single entity has played a bigger role in the creation and continued development of Central district than Hongkong Land. Hongkong Land has long been a key part of Central district, and Central district has been a key part of Hongkong Land. In 2000, Hongkong Land created the brand “CENTRAL” […]
Sapphire Anopanel has been used by M Moser to give a luxurious feel to the foyer for the fitout for KPMG in Hong Kong.
The striking design was inspired by the 12-sided Round House in Fremantle and the 209 irregular shaped pieces of Christopher Monckton’s Eternity Puzzle. The luminous Yves Klein blue facade continues through the interior and is complemented by vast, light-filled spaces and warm timber panelling. Perth Arena features a retractable roof that can open in seven […]
RMIT SAB Portals
Sapphire anodised several different and complex profiles in Matt Tornado – AA25 to form the outer walls and ceilings of the Portals (Breakout) areas of the RMIT SAB (Building 80) Project. Care had to be taken with each portal to ensure consistent colour matching across all components and as you can see the combination of […]
Queensland Brain Institute
The outcome of a competition to design a research facility for the University of Queensland dedicated to understanding the brain. The new building houses a remarkably broad gathering of the scientific community including researchers, associated schools, centres, institutes and commercial bodies. ‘A Theatre for Research’ theme was developed to frame an architectural approach that would […]
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 […]
530 Collins is one of Melbourne’s largest premium office buildings ideally situated in the heart of the corporate precinct. Large, flexible floor plates and superior services ensure businesses are at their most productive, bolstered by significant sustainability measures which will deliver a 5 star NABERS Energy rating in 2011. 530 Collins offers a tremendous range […]
Ginger Boy Restaurant
Gingerboy is Ezard’s other half: a funky interpretation of traditional Asian dishes and flavours from various parts of Thailand, Malaysia and China; street and family food dressed up for the urban hip. It’s a modern Australian interpretation of an overt cuisine and culture, and there is nothing demure about the place: metallic gold tiles line […]
Myer Mural Hall
Sapphire was contacted by NH Architecture to assist in developing a new concept for the Myer Mural Hall exterior walls in the new Myer development featuring custom designed embossed panels to create a wall of multicolour different textures, finishes to clad two ugly red brick walls covered in plumbing and services. NH architecture and Sapphire […]
Bendigo Bank HQ
Five Star Energy Rated Building with Sapphire Anodised Finishes 16,000 m² Bendigo Bank commissioned BVN Architecture and Gray Puksand to design the corporate headquarters in Bendigo to house over 1,000 staff. The brief for the building and integrated fitout coalesces 5 current locations into one central facility. In the development of the project a strong […]
Sapphire was approached by Lyons to assist in creating a metallic feel to the Qv2 foyer for the global headquarters of BHP BIlliton. Lyons chose three of Sapphire’s finishes in Matt Mako, Linished Bright Chrome and Matt Blush to create the modern feel of the foyer which instantly lets you know that you arrived at […]
Parramatta Trials Court Rooms
Completed in 2008 Sapphire was contacted by Lyons to assist in developing finishes on aluminium that would be a pleasant alternative to the tradition timber interiors in court rooms. A new Aluwall extruded panel was developed in response that clips together with invisible fixing and gives the impression of a flat wall panel in three […]
UNSW – Lowy Cancer Reseach Centre Atrium
Sapphire worked in conjunction with the Fit out Contractor Cubic Interiors to fulfil the design intent proposed by Wilson + Lahznimmo Architects for the atrium of the new Lowy Research Centre at UNSW. The project called for custom designed handrails that had to slope back to the individual at 15 degrees and curve around corners […]