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Conversion of commercial tower to residential uses James Hardie products for high-quality, cost-effective finish

Repurposed from out-moded office block to luxury apartment tower, Hopetoun Residences features James Hardie's ExoTec® Facade Panel

Angular balconies give Hopetoun Residences its individual architectural architecture, building, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, daylighting, daytime, estate, facade, landmark, metropolitan area, real estate, residential area, sky, tower block, blue, white
Angular balconies give Hopetoun Residences its individual architectural appeal.

While the expansive decks are a key feature on the transformed Hopetoun Residences, so too is the sleek new facade panelling.

The building was reinvented by Paul Brown Architects for Tawera Group, one of this country's leading boutique apartment developers, with Summit Construction as the builder. Tawera wanted a high-quality, cost-effective finish for the tower.


Hopetoun Residences is all but unrecognisable from the architecture, building, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, daylighting, elevation, facade, metropolis, mixed use, sky, tower block, teal
Hopetoun Residences is all but unrecognisable from the city office building it was before. Together with its deep decks, ExoTec Facade panelling by James Hardie provided the versatile cladding that helped Paul Brown Architects achieve the transformation.

James Hardie's ExoTec Facade panel was specified to provide a highly durable, express-jointed panel look. ExoTec Facade Panel is fixed to steel top hat sections, with RAB® Board used as a rigid air barrier behind the wall cladding.

Project manager at Summit Construction John Carter says that by using ExoTec with James Hardie RAB Board, the constructor was able to close in the building early, enabling fit-out works to be completed simultaneously with the final exterior layer of ExoTec Facade Panel.

Angular balconies give Hopetoun Residences its individual architectural architecture, building, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, daylighting, daytime, estate, facade, landmark, metropolitan area, real estate, residential area, sky, tower block, blue, white
Angular balconies give Hopetoun Residences its individual architectural appeal.

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Story by: James Hardie

16 Jun, 2016

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