UOA Business School

Project Overview

University of Auckland's Business School provided many technical challenges due to the innovative architectural design at that time. Thermosash delivered on the engineering, manufacture and installation of this total clad 12000m2 facade - including over 100 tonnes architectural structural steel for sunscreen trusses and main entry support structure, and 2500 interlocking weatherproofing aluminium, stainless and glass panels of 767 different configurations.

Thermosash facade solutions include;

  • Pin-striped Titanium high performance glass sunscreens (a world's first) suspended from the PW1000 Unitised Curtainwall from slender brackets and aerofoil transomes
  • Stainless steel composite feature spandrels are integrated into the curtainwall
  • The atrium features a custom designed 26m stainless steel horizontal tension truss with bespoke stainles steel nodes, to support the Total Vision glass assembly
  • Total Vision structural glass assembly to the main entry, suspeneded from the support structure at the roof level
  • Solarshade custom feature skylight
  • Offset and sloping conical glazed wall

Auckland

Archimedia / FJMT Architects

Fletcher

2011