Case Study

Plantation Island Resort

  • Location
  • Client
    Raffe Group Hotels & Resorts
  • Architect
    Architects Pacific
  • Structural Engineer
    Kapadia Consultants Limited
  • Builder
    Nautilus Group - Fiji
  • Date
  • Awards
    Stage 1 Finalist Commerical Design, NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2020
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Fiji's Finest

Our challenge
Techlam were selected to supply components for the redevelopment of Plantation Island Resort Arrivals Complex. Stage 1, the new Arrivals Bure, Restaurant and Bar, was where engineered timber needed to feature strongly to create a relaxing feel for the guests arriving. The design for this was inspired by a traditional Fijian Village, with a light and rustic feel.

The Techlam solution
Techlam supplied the prefabricated components for the buildings, imitating the traditional Fijian design brief. The poles and roof components were also pre-coated to save time on-site. Techlam worked on this project from very early on to assist with the best timber solutions for the structures and the end result is awesome. This project was a finalist for Commercial Design in the 2020 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards.

Products Used

High Density Poles

Round Poles were used for main structural elements of the Arrivals Bure and Restaurant buildings.


Roof Beams

The Arrivals Bure and Restaurant pergola structures were manufactured from prefabricated Glulam to create the frame for the thatch roof and shade system.

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