Sydney Wildlife Zoo - 15 Years On - Innowood | ArchiPro

Sydney Wildlife Zoo - 15 Years On

INNOWOOD Cladding were specified for the Sydney Wildlife  Zoo project located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The special design is surrounded by a large stainless steel mesh roof structure supported only by curved steel beams. The design of the curved beam looks like the ribs of a rainbow snake in aboriginal mythology. With this unique project, the designer had specified the use of lightweight Innowood cladding and screening for the exterior façade and soffits surrounding the building. A Natural Weathered Wood colour was selected and the Wild Life Zoo was completed in 2006.

It has been 15 years since the project was completed in August 2006. Sydney Wildlife Zoo planned to renovate the complex and the designer decided to change Innowood’s colour from the original Weathered Wood to Western Red Cedar.

Comment from the builder: "During our refurbishment and maintenance, we have observed that some of the steel and aluminum structures were rusted and or oxidised, however, apart from natrual fading, Innowood's material have not rotted, split, swelled and or cracked."

Innowood is as flexible as natural wood. It can be recoated at any time to a colour of your choice. 

Over the last 15 years, Innowood products have withstood the challenges of scorching summers and the seaside environment at Darling Harbour. Proving that Innowood products are environmentally friendly and extremely durable. 

Photography: Taken by INNOWOOD

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