Projects


8 Oct 2019
Paeroa Library entrance design

Paeroa Library entrance design


Protecting people and property are key considerations when designing public building entrances. Advance Flooring’s CoralTread forms part of the carefully-planned entry solution for this new library designed by Opus Architecture. Paeroa’s new public library creates a popular all-age amenity for the Waikato township of 5,900 people. The 430-square-metre facility offers flexible...

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20 Sep 2019
Black entry matting for white interior

Black entry matting for white interior


A new visitor centre and retail store in the rural Waikato is kept white and bright with fit-for-purpose entry matting. Zealong Tea worked with DLA Architects to create their new 3600m² processing, administration and visitor centre on Gordonton Road just north of Hamilton. The New Zealand company is the only commercial tea estate in the country and innovator in the local industry....

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4 Aug 2019
Fruitful flooring solutions for Zespri global HQ

Fruitful flooring solutions for Zespri global HQ


Zespri’s new head office in Mount Maunganui reflects the company’s status as the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit.  Due for completion in 2020, the site includes 5000 square metres of agile office space. The building will bring to life Zespri’s initial design principles of sustainability, functionality and community, says Zespri’s acting chief...

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19 Jul 2019
Aluminium entrance matting – a GreenTag choice

Aluminium entrance matting – a GreenTag choice


Global GreenTag-certified entrance matting systems for the new generation of sustainable buildings in Wynyard Quarter. A sophisticated entry lobby greets workers and visitors at the 17,000-square-metre Datacom Building in Auckland’s Innovation Precinct. The 5 Green Star Design–rated building was designed by Architectus as part of a new generation of sustainable commercial...

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14 Jun 2019
The use of carpet in tertiary entrance design

The use of carpet in tertiary entrance design


For tertiary buildings, continuous entry carpet offers a high-performing and cost-effective solution for water absorption from the soles of shoes. The University of Waikato’s new Tauranga Campus expands study opportunities in the Bay of Plenty with a new range of degree courses. With an 8400sqm state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, it can cater for up to 2000 students,...

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27 May 2019
How to keep dirt out of commercial buildings

How to keep dirt out of commercial buildings


Did you know that every person who walks into a building can bring in an average 0.58g* of soil on their shoes? Half a gram may not sound much, but for a commercial building with 1500 people, plus visitors, that’s potentially over 12kg of soil walked inside each week.  Busy city office buildings see a constant flow of people in and out – endless opportunities for soil,...

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7 Dec 2018
Freemans Bay Primary School

Freemans Bay Primary School


Designed by RTA Studio, the new, purpose-built Freemans Bay School has replaced its 1960s facilities. This modern collaborative learning environment is based on a series of open-plan classrooms catering for 500 students from families in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Innovative architecture in combination with new materials and technologies creates flexible spaces that suit a range of...

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5 Nov 2018
Carpet tiles paint a picture in a modern library

Carpet tiles paint a picture in a modern library


Identity is celebrated at Katikati’s new library in its sculptural building design and the vibrant colours woven through its double-height interior. Serving a population of just over 4600, the Katikati library and adjacent community hub must cater for a wide range of age groups and interests. With a vibrant local artistic community and the Kaimai Range nearby, First Principles...

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26 Oct 2018
Mossburn carpet tiles furniture showroom feature

Mossburn carpet tiles furniture showroom feature


The textural look of Mossburn carpet tiles from Voxflor compliment the diverse furniture styles and uses, from casual breakout areas through to executive areas. Photography - Sam Hartnett

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