Kingspan Facades' Evolution Axis range combined the aesthetic appeal of a traditional aluminium façade with the value of insulated panels to provide the perfect finish to the external walls of the Mullum Mullum Stadium in Melbourne.

Designed by Mantric Architecture, Mullum Mullum Stadium is the jewel in the crown of Manningham sporting venues. Located in the Victorian suburb of Donvale, the 6,000-square-metre stadium is one of the largest community sporting facilities in Melbourne’s east, featuring five multi-use indoor courts and seating for up to 500 spectators.

Evolution Axis facade panels were combined with Kingspan Facades' aluminium shingle rainscreen facade in three striking shades of gold, giving the stadium tonal variation to meet the aesthetic sought by the architect.

The shingles are fixed directly to the substructure with discrete stainless steel clips and rivets, folding into interconnecting tile-like shapes to create a distinct pattern. The unique powdercoated shingles delivered an economical alternative to the specified anodised finish, with a transparent single coat providing the desired aesthetic at a fraction of the cost. The fast installation time further enhanced the cost-effectiveness of the solution.