Construction : Naylor Love
Architect: Ignite Architects | Mansergh Graham Architects
Engineer: Holmes Consulting
Te Awa - The Base Shopping Complex extends Waikatos premium shopping centre to include Large format Farmers, mall shopping retail outlets and Food court facilities.
With a fully undercover carpark the Base projects is being built in various stages with stages 1 and 2 now complete, stage 3 is underway.
The precast medium for the base utilised the latest in precast technology and incorporated 3D moulded forms and MONARC Diamond honed concrete surfaces.
Nauhria were presented the challenge to deliver precision 3D decorative precast wall panels each with unique sectional orientations and locations while providing economy to meet the budget. the challenge was grasped and conquered with outstanding results. The massive 'push pull' design stretched the status quo in decorative rebate depths and requried the hranessing of modern moulding materials to deliver the smooth clean lines and surfaces required of Ignite architects.
The MONARC Diamond Honed panels soared high at 12meters in length and 3meters wide each panel weighing
in excess of 15 tonnes.