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Aquaheat Industries provided a variety of solutions and products for the Wharewaka project

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View of roofing and heating systems supplied by Aquaheat Industries for the Wharewaka building.

Wharewaka's innovative architecture posed a variety of construction challenges. Aquaheat Industries rose to the occasion and supplied a multiservice solution that encompassed mechanical services, fire protection and Classic Metal¢ roofing.

Wharewaka utilises seawater to provide underfloor heating. Project manager Dave Walker says the seawater is pumped through a titanium heat exchanger and on to a heat pump. This utilises a refrigeration circuit to convert the constant source of energy (low-temperature water) to 40°C hot water for the underfloor heating.

Natural ventilation is provided using Colt products and systems, including Coltlite motorised louvred ventilators. A triple-bank louvre system was designed by Colt to fit perfectly beneath the sculptural roof and provide ventilation for the mechanical plant along with protection from the harsh sea spray. Each unit weights 300kg.


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View of roofing and heating systems supplied by Aquaheat Industries for the Wharewaka building.

Designing and installing a sprinkler system to accommodate the changes in roof pitch was a challenge for the fire protection team. Pipework was required to follow the roof line while also maintaining a clean straight line of appearance when viewed from below.

Aquaheat Industries' specialist roofing and cladding division, Classic Metal¢ provided the 25mm double standing seam VM Zinc roofing and membrane roofing. Three different triangular panels were prefabricated in smaller tray sizes to reference the Maori cloak design.

AQUAHEAT INDUSTRIES

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View of roofing and heating systems supplied by Aquaheat Industries for the Wharewaka building.

92-96 Main Rd, Tawa, Wellington 6145Phone (04) 232 5179 Fax (04) 232 4170www.aquaheat.co.nz general@aquaheat.co.nz

Story by: Trendsideas

17 Mar, 2011

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