Project details

  • Services

    Metal Ceilings

  • Industry

    Architects & Designers

Project Overview

Dufry is one of the largest duty free retailers in the world and has opened its refurbished duty free walk-through store in the international departures hall at Perth Airport.

The 1,200sq m store delivers a dynamic and engaging retail space and consolidates the company’s presence in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region, alongside Melbourne Airport and Hong Kong MTR operations.

  • Year


  • Client

    Dufry Group (End User)
    Action Interior Perth (Installer)

  • Location

    Perth Airport - International Departure

The Challenges

Perth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic and welcomed more than 4.3 million international travellers in 2018, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.
The retail sector especially in busy Airports demands durability and a high level of safety with many customers passing through on a daily basis, and all often for different purposes.

There was a big emphasis for this particular project on public safety variables such as smoke extraction, fire safety features, emergency lighting and signage that must be integrated into the ceiling system. The system’s durability was also essential to reduce ongoing maintenance costs in this scenario where efficient upkeep is necessary in a busy place.
The project was designed with a consumer-centric approach, controlling unwanted sound and improving the acoustic comfort of the retail space was essential. Good acoustics contributes to shaping a desirable, multi-sensory shopping environment for all travellers.

The Solutions

This stunning design features SAS 200. Often used as a basis for fully bespoke designs, SAS 200 was specified for its significant creative flexibility and adaptability.

This custom metal pan ceiling uses a 4 way perforation pattern to create this really unique look and meet fire and mechanical standards. 

The SAS 200 System seamlessly integrates services into the ceiling, whilst at the same time achieving a high degree of acoustic performance. The tiles are fully demountable and offer easy access to the soffit for regular maintenance of essential services and smoke extraction, ventilation system.

Our operations team delivered this project ahead of time, with coordinated deliveries to site and to the clients storage facility. Our efficient delivery of material ensured work on site was not held up.


Dufry Group fit-out at Perth Airport

Often used as a basis for fully bespoke designs, SAS 200 was specified for its significant creative flexibility and adaptability.

SAS 200 suspended metal pan ceiling system
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