About this project
Arrow Metal aluminium perforated sheet is the perfect kit for sports giant ASICS’ new prestigious Oceania HQ, forming the basis of a green wall logo installation.
Designed by architects Reid Campbell, SBA, Siren Design and UK-based WDC, ASICS impressive hub at Sydney Business Park, Marsden Park, spans a massive 57,000 square metres.
As landscaping is a major feature of the modern complex, the Arrow Metal team was tasked with creating perforated metal that would not only make an impressive branding statement, but also form the basis of a vertical garden.
Here’s how our aluminium perforated sheet became the perfect planter for ASICS green wall.
Why use aluminium perforated sheet for green walls
We created 36 perforated panels for ASICS HQ, using 3mm aluminium.
The architects’ idea of using perforated metal, instead of other common living wall materials such as mesh, has multiple benefits:
- Customised perforations: ASICS’ architects chose a classic, standard perforation style, with bespoke tweaks to make it more suited for a green wall. Each panel involved a customised perforation of 70mm diameter round holes, with a pitch of 87mm. It was based on our popular P287 perforation, but with the holes punched closer together.
- Customised growing: The climbing plants below the installed panels will naturally grow up and into the carefully-positioned holes of the aluminium perforated sheet, eventually circling the ASICS branding at the centre.
- Stable and strong: As a green wall base, perforated metal is durable, strong and very stable – ideal for Sydney Business Park exterior conditions.
- Improved aesthetics: For the ASICS project we finished each panel in a ‘Windspray’ colour, in keeping with the contemporary building envelope. Perforated metal can be customised with colours and effects for better aesthetics than traditional mesh.
ASICS on-track for Australian business success
ASICS’ new complex will support the company’s growth across Australia and improve efficiency for its retail partners and customers.
The hi-tech hub, split across three buildings at the front of Sydney Business Park, combines energy-efficient, sustainable working and retail spaces with relaxing and recreation facilities including an internal Zen garden and private multi-use sports field.
The site was launched by ASICS superstar athletes Cooper Cronk, Sam Stosur, Caitlin Bassett, Brandon Starc and Kurtley Beale, together with a team from ASICS Oceania including directors and employees, retailers, business partners, Sydney Business Park and Blacktown City Council representatives.