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The “Chadstone Link” in Melbourne, Australia, is an elegant area where to walk safely protected from weather. This ecologically sustainable walkway leads visitors to the Chadstone shopping centre, the largest in Australia, with over 530 shops and 20 million visitors a year. The 31 arches made of glued laminated larch wood are different in shape and size and are harmoniously connected to the glass roof vaults of the existing building complex, reaching up to 15m in height at their highest point. The realization of this project has won the first prize of the Australian Timber Design Award 2021 in the category “Stand alone structure”.

The challenge: Offer a durable and protective decorative application cycle. The biggest problems … termites and UV rays

The solution: Protective impregnating treatment that provides protection against discolouring and destructive fungi and wood-boring insects including termites (Aquaprofi Grund Plus BPIvT) – Protective finishing treatment with UV absorbers (Lignex Aquagel)