NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER
GOLD AWARD WINNER
University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Research Building 906, Auckland
Scarbro Construction (Construction Company)
Jasmax Architects (Architect/Designer), RCP (Engineer)
University of Auckland
Having outgrown the existing facility, the new building has the largest seismic testing capabilities in Australasia. Part of the wider university site, a previously commercial site has been transformed into a learning hub for the future.
This deceptively simple building form houses large-scale testing facilities, together with academic research and office spaces with state-of-the-art features including solar chimneys for natural ventilation.
Several innovative construction solutions were the product of an extraordinarily close and positive relationship within the extended client/builder/consultant team.