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Stunning Pavilion With Lumiflon Serves As Athletic Village Centerpiece At 2018 Gold Coast Games

Parklands Village Heart Archipelago Arkhefield ARM Architecture LAT27 Pavilion AI Coatings Vitreflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin

In 2017, Parklands in the Gold Coast became the area’s biggest urban
renewal project. The master-planned project was the result of a
collaboration between Archipelago, Arkhefield, ARM Architecture and
LAT27, and was designed to “celebrate design, livability, and
sustainability.” In 2018, Parklands became the athletes’ village
during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, in which 6,500 competitors
stayed at the site.

The accommodation’s most distinctive features include the bright,
color-saturated buildings and the Village Heart. The athletic village
is an explosion of color, popping off the surrounding area and
creating a more vibrant backdrop for visitors. Fiery reds, deep blues,
verdant greens and sunny yellows were all included in the site’s
color palette with the intention of capturing the essence of the Gold
Coast.

Parklands Village Heart Archipelago Arkhefield ARM Architecture LAT27 Pavilion AI Coatings Vitreflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin

The centerpiece of the site, the Village Heart, features a large
artificial lake. At one end, a structural pavilion stands. The
pavilion, named the Disc, provides a visual central point for the
entire village. The structure features an oculus, through which a
vertical waterfall cascades.

Given the visual significance of the Disc and the extremes exposure it
encounters on a daily basis, a high performance coating system was
absolutely necessary to preserve the pavilion. A&I Coatings’ V700
Vitreflon, an FEVE fluoropolymer, was applied to the Disc’s
fiberglass exterior.

Vitreflon employs Lumiflon FEVE resin, which has been proven to
provide a large array of benefits to architectural surfaces. Lumiflon
FEVE resin possesses excellent color and gloss retention capabilities,
durability and superior weatherability properties, which protect a
coating’s structural integrity from UV radiation, salt and other
elemental deterrents.

Photos courtesy of ARM Architecture

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