Institute For Marine And Antarctic Studies
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart was established in 2010 by the University of Tasmania, with a vision to become an internationally recognised institute capable of delivering excellence in pure and applied marine and Antarctic research.
Hunter Douglas Architectural was commissioned to fit IMAS with specialty window coverings that complied with the building’s 5 Green Star rating, while complementing its unique design.
Fabriqué advised IMAS to install Ecoview Sunscreen fabric and Zen blockout fabric for roller blinds – products which are aesthetically pleasing and highly effective in controlling heat, light and glare throughout the day, while offering privacy at night.
One of Hunter Douglas Commercial’s most environmentally friendly fabrics – Greenscreen® NRG M 3% with a metallised backing – was also selected to be used for the Sunscreens and Roller Blinds. The fabric is a translucent basket weave fabric designed to reduce light and glare while protecting against harmful UV rays.
“With IMAS set to be a building serving multiple functions, Greenscreen was the most environmentally sound choice of fabric, as well as the most functional,” said Giuseppe Mampieri from Fabriqué.
“We’re so proud to have had the opportunity to be part of such a historically significant project for Hobart.”
Sullivans Cove, Tasmania
John Wardle Architects, Fabrique
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