William McCormack building (Stage 2)
The William McCormack building (Stage 2) is classed as the most environmentally sustainable office building in the Australian wet tropics, receiving a 6-star green Star rating from the GBCA.
Built by Laing O’Rourke, this building has been designed with both the functionality of following governmental standards & creating a high-comfort and functional space with low ongoing environmental impact.
All 8 Floors required privacy frosting on the glass office walls along the hallways. The concept was to pay homage to the tropical surroundings of the region, by creating a visual representation with digitally printed images direct to the glass.
This is where ASPrint was able to assist Arondale Interiors meet the brief from Project Services, Queensland State Government. The graphics on each level depicting a section of the tropical forest, from the lower levels representing the ground laying foliage working its way up through the building showing layers of flora & fauna, strangler fig and green vines. The design follows all the way to the 8th floor with treetops, birdlife & open sky.
Working within the limitations of the 6-star green star material specifications required for the project was no easy feat. Through prototyping and sampling, the final solution decided on was Avery Etchmark Cast Vinyl, with a 6 colour eco solvent process & dual pass printed at 1440 dpi.
The Etchmark Cast Vinyl is designed to be digitally printed to create the image of acid etched decorations on glass without the use of etching chemicals, maintaining the quality and low environmental impact required for this project.
The result not only met the brief but also created a peaceful and beautiful work environment.
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