Internal materials are largely self-finished to reduce applied finishes and reduce embodied carbon. Within the foyer the structure is exposed providing warmth in the form of exposed timber, and thermal mass in the form of insitu concrete. Windows and curtain walling have timber internal framing to complement the timber structure. The studio spaces are designed as box-within-box acoustic enclosures with internal acoustic paneling and hardwood sprung floors. Further timber and woodwool paneling provide acoustic absorption within the foyer, and the auditorium is re-lined internally with hardwood acoustic slats. Terrazzo and ceramic tiling complete the high-quality palette of materials to the foyer café space, with carpet tiling to circulation areas to enhance acoustic comfort.
The project has been designed with a highly insulated envelope, including the renewed auditorium roof, to greatly enhance the energy efficiency of the building. The foyer and studio spaces are naturally ventilated using attenuated wind catchers on the roof and automated opening windows within the foyer. In the studios high level windows can be opened with local controls to provide purge ventilation.