New Zealand Wide Construction
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Albany Primary School

Project Name
Albany Primary School
Design Builds, Education
Ministry of Education
Design and Build, Construction Services

The construction build comprised of a structural steel frame with the mid floor level being formed using unispan flat slabs, with a concrete topping.

The exterior cladding was a mix of metal wall cladding and Trespa high pressure laminate panels and glazed aluminium joinery.

Interior works consisted of painted plasterboard wall linings, suspended ceilings with vinyl and carpet tile floor coverings.  Feature also included Autex decorative acoustic wall panels and internal glazed partitions and sliding acoustic doors.

Configuration of new teaching spaces beyond and above, all lead onto generous covered exterior decks and stairwells. Extensive covered, outdoor spaces are provided at all levels to maximize opportunities for outdoor gear. Exterior hard and soft landscaping created and generous and harmonious flow and connection to the new teaching block and existing school areas.

The form of the building provides shading to almost all windows, maximizing day lighting while reducing glare and solar heat gain.

The selection of the Trespa exterior wall claddings was driven by the need for inherent durability and low maintenance, as well as keeping within the available budget and connection with the local environment.