Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE), Sydney

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Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE), Sydney


A social learning environment to support a range of individual and group requirements was the brief for the library’s refurbishment. Another was for an aesthetic that draws on raw materials from the industrial and natural world. Big River’s cost effective AA grade F11 Structural Radiata Plywood suited the job. Its visual appeal without compromising quality has the attention of many architects and builders.


Principal Architect: Bennett & Trimble
Builder: Grindley Construction and Interiors
Cost: $6m
Area: 4 areas of 1000 m2 each on Levels 1 & 2 
Building Type: Interim Development – Refurbish old library facilities
Inclusions: An adaptable continuous loop desk for private study and group usage with benches, pods, carrels, meeting tables, rooms, pin-up spaces and informal relaxation areas.
Status: Completed April 2014


Appearance AA Grade Structural Plywood F11 Flooring
Pine Framing | Modwood Decking Hardware