Application: Educational- High Density
Client/building owner: University of Canterbury
Specifier: Architectus Auckland
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Requirements: Energy efficiency, high comfort level and aesthetics
Product supplied: Thermomass TM50 (50mm, walls)
Completion Date: 1998


Architectus Auckland completed one of its first high-profile, award winning THERMOMASS job in 1998, cementing its reputation as a leading trans-Tasman firm.With intelligent ventilation and positioning of windows and atria, the precast concrete buildings are naturally lit, comfortable to teach and learn in all year round, as well as offering stunning views over the Canterbury Plains.


THERMOMASS is a cornerstone of good passive design, offering both a superior insulation envelope and a high amount of thermal mass on the inside of the building to passively regulate the temperature. Precast concrete is practically indestructible and will continue to provide the University with a highly practical, attractive and energy efficient space for many years to come.


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