Nero Apartments, Newstead, Queensland

Project Details:



Fixing Type:

Cassette Fix





Residential: high-rise


4150 Gold Metallic

Nero Apartments offers a high-quality living environment within the rapidly evolving Newstead neighbourhood. Located within close proximity to the newly developed and growing Gasometer retail precinct, the development benefits from an abundance of recreation and amenity options for its residents. Positioned amongst a multitude of high-density apartment buildings, Nero seeks to stand out from the crowd and strives to offer something a little different. Residents are offered concierge type facilities to welcome them home, as well as apartment technologies more akin to hotel accommodation.

Clad in black tile, aluminium cladding and screening, the development has a sleek and timeless appearance. The folded gold screening to the lower podium levels has many roles; it provides solar protection towards the west while folding open towards the north, it provides privacy up to the balustrade height, creates foreground interest where there are no views, and forms a sculptural contribution to the streetscape.

Nero, meaning black in Italian, inspires the dark personality of the building’s overall expression and resulting material palette. The external form of the building creates a homogeneous façade that conceals the apartment balconies behind it. This is a direct response to the due west orientation of the apartments, balancing solar protection without limiting access to light and views.

About Valcan VitraDual

VitraDual Aluminium Cladding is an A1 rated, non-combustible, high impact resistant solid panel providing exceptional durability and mechanical benefits.
VitraDual is designed to provide a non-combustible aluminium panel solution that can be fitted as both cassette panels and flat sheets with no oil-canning appearance which offers a cost effective non-combustible and aesthetically please alternative to other flat sheet panel systems. VitraDual works with our existing cladding panels Vitrabond when required.

The system uses a 2mm or 3mm non-combustible aluminium cladding panel which is a durable, impact resistant solid panel which can be prefabricated through curving, rolling or perforation.
VitraDual uses the Vitrabond PVDF coating system which boasts superior quality and our full colour matching range as well as RAL colours, stone and wood effect finishes. VitraDual cladding panels are prefinished which means they do not need fabrication prior to the coating process. This is unlike standard powder coated systems and means we are able to provide reduced lead times, reduced damage and lower costs.

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