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Gold Embellishments On Australian Parking Garage Enhanced With FEVE Coatings

Randwick Racecourse Car Park Australia Tensile Fitzpatrick Partners Tensile AW Edwards AI Coatings Vitreflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin

The Randwick Racecourse car park is a multi-deck parking garage, built for 580 vehicles in Randwick, Australia. Designed by Fitzpatrick+Partners, architects collaborated with buildings AW Edwards and installers Tensile to establish the car park.

Involved parties worked together to create a design that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but had a practical function to it as well.

Two crucial aspects of this project were the mesh screen, which was used as a safety function, and the parking garage’s exterior façade. The car park’s façade features approximately 5,500 golden-colored metal decorative discs, which gives the structure an artistic appearance.

The gold embellishments, the crown jewel of the entire structure, received A&I Coatings’ Vitreflon 700. Vitreflon 700 is a FEVE-based fluoropolymer that employs Lumiflon FEVE resin technology. Architectural structures that utilize Lumiflon FEVE resin receive a plethora of benefits, which include durability, weatherability, and color and gloss retention.

A FEVE-fortified coating system is most ideal for a high exposure project like the Randwich Racecourse car park due to the fact that the structure is constantly exposed to UV radiation, water, salt and other elemental deterrents. Without a high performance coating system, the gold color on the decorative discs would quickly fade under the blistering Australian sun, a clear sign of coating degradation.

With a coating like Vitreflon, which contains Lumiflon, the golden embellishments on the carpark’s façade will remain in pristine condition for decades.

Photo courtesy of Tensile

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