Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village has 231 beds in two wings of student accommodation, with single and single ensuite bedrooms in the five-storey west wing and a mixture of studios and four-bedroom apartments in the four-storey east wing, along with open-plan communal spaces.
Otago Polytechnic was keen to complete the project following the principles of the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous international sustainable building certification program. The use of strong, lightweight cross-laminated timber for the structure was key to achieving this goal. This ground-breaking building is the largest laminated wood building, by volume, in the country, and the tallest of its kind.
The pre-fabricated panels of Forest Stewardship Council-certified NZ pine arrived on site ready for our team to assemble like a giant jigsaw. The innovative materials and meticulous planning by our site team cut the programme down to just 15 months, with entire floors completed in a matter of days.
Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga
L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.