Custom concrete panel cladding by Nauhria Precast features on Auckland's Carlaw Park Student Village

Contrasting concrete facade colours create a sense of separate buildings on Auckland University's new student village the precast concrete is by Nauhria Precast

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Custom concrete panels by Nauhria create a sense of different buildings through changes in tone and texture on stage two of the Carlaw Park Student Village

Precast panelling provides architects, project managers, and constructors with a fast, efficient, easy-to-install cladding solution. However, options are fully customisable and by no means standard.

Having created and supplied cladding for Stage One of Carlaw Park Student Village, Nauhria Precast also adapted award-winning Monarc Creative panels for Stage Two, says Nauhria's Tony Nawisielski.

"Due to their closeness to The Domain, these facades had a slightly different look and feel, but still had to perfectly complement what had gone before," he says. "To achieve the right texture and colour for the panels, Nauhria implemented an R&D process, working closely with the contractor and architect to determine the best aesthetic solution."


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The facades on the new Carlaw Park Student Village are comprised of individual precast panels from Nauhria.

Sample panels allowed expectations to be established and attention to detail to be resolved before unit casting began. This approach resulted in continuity of textural form across all the project facades and a happy architect, builder and client.

Monarc's Tabasco and Oyster concrete blends were selected as a base solution for the precast elements. With their diamond-honed surfaces and non-abrasive aggregate exposure, they provided the natural, warm, earthen undertones ideal for the application of the colour concrete stains.

"Monarc brought added value to the project reflecting intelligence in design and material selection while adding aesthetic impact without knock-on financial impact to the overall build cost."

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For Aucklands new student village, the custom concrete facade panels by Nauhria have a pronounced texture.

The Carlaw Park Project received the 2015 Concrete 3 Sustainability Award for Excellence in Commercial Concrete Construction.

For details, contact Nauhria Precast, phone: (09) 262 1065. Email: monarc@nauhria.co.nz; or visit the web: www.nauhria.co.nz, or www.monarc.co.nz

May 10, 2016
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