The building has an efficient external envelope with high levels of insulation and insulated glazing units.
In addition, existing trees to the east and north have been retained to help reduce heat build-up.
The western façade employs large roof overhangs and external louvres to help moderate heat gain.
The layout of the building allows the space and configuration to be altered and adapted for changing uses and functions – all internal walls outside the concrete core are non-load bearing.
The use of natural light and energy, low energy LED lighting and efficient mechanical plant helps lower the building energy usage and helps improve the building’s environmental footprint.
A well-appointed and light-filled stairwell encourages walking between floors. Secure bike parking and shower facilities are provided for staff.
Te Korowai: Presbyterian Support Upper South Island
Metdek 885 by Metalcraft
Part of Forman Monz partitioning system, by Forman Building Systems
Carpet tiles, by Jacobsens
Cube by Autex; perforated panels by Decortech; GIB
Main reception desk
Kymira; plywood, clear lacquered; Melamine
Presbyterian support USI
Kirsty Hynd, Dalman Architects
Mechanical and electrical engineer
Electrical engineer; heating; air conditioning
Espan by Metalcraft; Exotec by James Hardie
Fletcher Atlantic by Metro Glasstech
Forman Monz, by Forman Building Systems
Etch and Composition, by Autex
25 Oct, 2020