Qantas Headquarters, Mascot, Australia

7000m² of System 310 helped Qantas Airways overcome acoustic challenges, controling reverberation time and meeting a very high acoustic performance target.

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Qantas

Architect

Hassell Sydney

Main contractor

FDC

Sub-contractor

Nalebirch Interiors

Completion year

2012

System type

SAS310

Area M2

7,000

Region

Asia Pacific

Product Groups

Qantas Airways Limited, nicknamed ‘The Flying Kangaroo’, is Australia’s largest airline. The new headquarters is the largest property project undertaken by Qantas Airways in the last 10 years. 

The project aims to rejuvenate the existing campus, consolidating and upgrading four existing office buildings and joining them together with an interconnecting hub. Selected areas of the existing building floorplate have been extended into the new atrium space creating balconies and office pods. These improved physical and visual connections aim to encourage interaction and engagement between workers. 

With a brief for high acoustic performance, SAS International were an obvious choice for Hassell architects, due to our vast portfolio of high acoustic rated metal pan ceiling tiles. SAS provided 7000m² of SAS310. The acoustic challenge was to control the reverberation time in a large volume space accommodating a PA system and a very high acoustic performance target. The reverberation time was significantly reduced with the addition of absorptive material and purposed designed acoustic metal pan ceiling panels.

Qantas Headquarters was constructed with longevity in mind so the durability of the tiles was key, an advantage of using metal. The finish completely meets the performance demands, is extremely functional and cost effective, an A Grade corporate campus that incorporates the latest developments in sustainability and energy efficiency.

Systems used