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The Brief.

In collaboration with Jim Fitzpatrick Architects, Conrad Gargett (Design Architect & Design Director) was commissioned for the documentation and delivery of APEC Haus, Leaders’ Conference Centre in Papua New Guinea. Built on reclaimed land near Ela Beach in Port Moresby’s central business district, APEC Haus is an iconic design resembling a Lakatoi Sail. 

We were asked to put forward a design that embodied the traditional Tapa cloth for operable walls through Hufcor, operable wall manufacturer.

APEC Haus
APEC Haus
Original Tapa cloth image provided by architects

The Design

Our digital team used an original photograph supplied by Conrad Gargett, using the tapa cloth motif as the central design of the door and a larger border as the ‘bleed’ to facilitate the manufacturer specifications.

This way the design was suitable for the project’s varying door sizes, that changed in size slightly from door to door depending on the stages of construction.

APEC Haus, operable wall fabric
The printing process at Materialised
APEC Haus
APEC Haus
APEC Haus

The Team & Credits

Architect: Jim Fitzpatrick Architects

Operable Wall Manufacturer: Hufcor

Materialised Team: NSW