In the spotlight: GECA certified product from Sika Australia chosen for Perth Arena
Completed earlier this year, the new Perth Arena is the latest addition to Perth’s landscape. The striking, innovative and architecturally-designed West Australian landmark demanded a mix of aesthetic and performance focused surface solutions is a boutique multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium that fuses function with form.
Conceived by ARM Architecture, this multi-award winning project features a flexible design and striking façade, incorporating a large auditorium, event spaces, food and beverage outlets, function rooms and corporate hospitality suites.
Within the Perth Arena, Sika Australia floor systems have been applied, covering an impressive 8000 square metres and catering for up to 15,500 patrons. As with most new stadiums, flooring plays an important part of the durability and overall design considerations.
GECA certified Sikafloor 2530W coating was specified and used on all concrete seating platforms, associated stairs and access ways within the stadium area. The colour matching continues in the seating areas where the Sikafloor 2530W coating in Signal Blue was installed.
"Sika's aim is to address environmental and safety concerns throughout the value chain,” says Pedram. “For Sika, ecological efficiency means delivering equivalent or better solutions, while consuming less materials and energy, as well as favouring products that are recognised as favourable to the environment".
“The incorporation of products that contained low VOCs was an absolute must in this project. GECA certification ensured this, which proved advantageous when it came to being specified,” explains Pedram Mojarrad, Project Engineer and Regional Product Sustainability Coordinator at Sika Australia. “Certification with GECA helps our environmentally responsible customers find their products easier and promotes the use of sustainably preferable products in large scale projects such as this one.”
"GECA approved products are becoming increasingly important for architects, engineers and specifiers, as Australia becomes more and more environmentally conscious,” adds Emma Wright, Marketing Services Coordinator and Social Media Manager at Sika Australia. “This approval rating creates confidence in these specifiers that they are providing an environmentally friendly solution for their clients, and that they are actively contributing to the Green Star rating of their buildings. Sika Australia is proud to partner with GECA in providing products that are better for the environment and meeting this increasing need for environmental consciousness."