Case Study

Kerikeri New Shoots Childcare Centre

  • Location
  • Client
    New Shoots Children's Centre
  • Architect
    Collingridge & Smith Architects
  • Engineer
    Markplan Consulting
  • Builder
    Dave Lenssen Builders
  • Date
  • Carbon Sequestered
    18 Tonne
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Blending Nature

Our Challenge
After partnering with Collingridge and Smith for a couple of Childcare Centre's around the country. Techlam were definitely up for another. This concept for New Shoots Kerikeri looked stunning, with a 4 leaf clover shape incorporating glulam into the roof structure. The project was designed to blend the indoors and outdoors and including natural elements to reflect the environment. Creating a nature focused atmosphere for the children to learn and grow in.

The Techlam Solution
The completed childcare centre is a stunning structure, with all components cut and slotted on site by the builders, it worked well and was completed on time. This project blurs the line between indoors and outdoors to inspire the children to learn and grow. The wide open doorways and large windows provide natural light to the learning environment. The native Pohutakawa tree in the centre brings it all together.

Products Used

Timber Roof Components

The roof structure of this childcare centre is all visual glulam beams, cut to size on-site by the builders.

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