Unitec Tranche 1 – Hub and CET Projects Win Awards

Structus is proud to have provided structural and civil engineering services for the iconic Hub project at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus. This project recently won gold at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards and a merit award at the Property Council Awards. The Hub is a landmark project that represents a focal point for the campus. The design includes striking features, such as two levels of ‘floating’ mezzanines with steel collar joint sway frames, the columns extending up as ‘trees’ to support a stunning ply braced Glulam diagrid roof structure. Other features include 5m cantilevered ‘wing’ walls with complex steelwork to form the angular shapes, and coordination with the existing structure, including complex movement joints and extensive strengthening structures, as the new structure oversails and integrates with the existing structures. The Construction Engineering and Trades (CET) project, with Structus providing structural and civil engineering services, also won a merit award at the Property Council Awards. This project presented different challenges, largely around the significant retaining, infrastructure and ground works on a demanding site. The CET building recently featured on TVNZ’s ‘Design Junkies’ show.

Gold Winner – Master Builders New Zealand Commercial Project Awards (See link below)

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