A brand new Orange Regional Museum is currently being built on a key site in the centre of Orange. More than just a building, the Museum will interpret the stories, cultures and places of the region, displaying artefacts that trigger memories, engage audiences and inspire new ways of thinking about history and cultures.
Decor Systems is delighted to be involved in such an important project. Two of our products were chosen for the museum ceiling: DecorSlat in Western Red Cedar and DecorLini in Aldini Oak.
The DecorSlat ceiling in Western Red Cedar provide a ‘rustic’ and non-uniform look to the ceiling façade to represent the vibrant culture and nature existed in Orange. Using black battens instead. Using black battens instead of solid timber back boards means that these ceiling panels can be used as more of a ‘floating’ ceiling as the roof lining can be seen beyond.
One of enjoyable challenges for this project is the layout of the building roof area that called for a tapered and raked DecorSlat ceiling, which required all the shop drawings to be done and signed off individually. During production individual jigs had to be made to suit the project so a lot of coordination and the usage of different tools was needed.
However, the panels look great on installation, it is worth all the hard work. “Like most projects, it’s always great to see the finished product installed. It’s great to see where all the hard work goes, starting from raw materials, to assembled goods wrapped on a pallet, to seeing our product in all its glory,” said Kieran Bianco, Decor Systems CAD and Programme Production Manager.
The museum building is due for completion soon. We will have more photos of the finished project coming up… watch this space!!!
Architects: Crone Partners Architects
Client: Orange Regional Museum
Installers: Zauner Constructions