Timbertop and leaflike Weave panels enhance tropical beauty at Palm Lake Resort Bargara

Palm Lake Resort

Timbertop and Weave acoustic panels balance the soundscape and visually enhance the tropical beauty of Palm Lake ‘Luxury Living’ Resort in Bargara, Queensland.

A string of 100 luxury homes and world class facilities line a section of Queensland’s beautiful coastal town of Bargara as part of developments for retirement living at Palm Lake’s new Bargara Resort. The resort promises residents an idyllic seaside lifestyle with recreational facilities to open plenty of opportunities to mingle with residents. Facilities include a country club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gyms, golfing greens, movie theatres, restaurants and a ten-pin bowling alley.

The brief for interior designer Kate Gillard of Studio Collective was to mimic the beauty of the neighboring palm-tree lined beachside by using natural textures, tropical-themed wallpapers and coastal colour tones. Acoustics were also factored into design plans, ensuring a 360-degree tranquil experience for residents and visitors of the resort.

“We were looking to add visual interest to the space and avoid using the typical straight edge design,” says Kate. “In line with the tropical Hawaiian theme we were striving for, we envisaged a subtle leafy pattern that would expand across the space.” To bring Kate’s vision to life, customized Acoufelt Weave panels in various tones of green were cut into leaflike designs, and installed across the ceiling in the resort’s central restaurant. On top their high acoustic value, the lightweight material and fabric texture of the Weave panels made them a natural fit for the space.

Stepping just a few rooms over into the resort’s bowling alley, the retro tropical theme continues with the installation of Acoufelt’s Timbertop Slat panels. The vertical orientation of the slats adds three-dimensional intrigue and an organic, wood-inspired aesthetic. “The bowling alley has the luxury of being in a beautiful open space, but all the hard, reflective surfaces were cause for acoustic concern. We went with Timbertop panels as a visual continuation of the neighbouring cabinetry, as well as to add texture and achieve a soundscaping result” says Kate, who opted for Timbertop in a mix of ‘The Oaks’ with ‘Piano Black’.

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