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University of Auckland - Engineering (906)

City: Auckland
Architect: Jasmax
Construction Company: Scarbro Construction
Completed: 2015

[Extract from Registered Master builders website]


Auckland University’s new Faculty of Engineering Research, Building 906, home to one of Australasia’s largest earthquake testing facility, was named Supreme Award winner at New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, held in Auckland (9/05/16).

Created by the team of Scarbro Construction, Jasmax Architects, and engineers RCP, the newly constructed Civil Engineering Test Facility – housing a nine-metre structure test hall capable of earthquake testing buildings up to three storeys – took out the top prize against 61 of the country’s premium commercial properties vying for awards.

Building 906 impressed judges with its “deceptively simple” concrete structure with a unitised glazed façade which at once provides a visual transparency to the campus activities and engages with the surroundings. The former Lion Breweries site has been transformed into a learning hub for the future, complete with state-of-the-art labs, workshops, and office spaces, including solar chimneys for natural ventilation, while the building’s hero – the Test Hall – offers the local and international building industry Australasia’s largest seismic testing facility. 

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PW1000 4 sided flush glazed unitised