Case Study

Te Rau Karamu Marae

  • Location
  • Client
    Massey University Wellington
  • Architect
    Athfield Architects
  • Structural Engineer
    Silvester Clark Consulting Engineers
  • Date
  • Carbon Sequestered
    2 Tonne
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Native Beauty

Our Challenge
This project called for native totara timber, and completely hidden connection details. The renders looked stunning, with the Maori carvings in the glulam. We were excited to create something unique and take on a new challenge. Techlam worked with the iwi organisations that represent the mana whenua of the campus, the architects, and engineers to come up with the best design solutions for the project. Consulting on the correct coatings and connections needed to achieve the clients vision.

The Techlam solution
Techlam were proud to supply these premium totara beams for the maihi and amo at the front of the Whare. Contributing to education is what we are passionate about, and the native timber was an awesome choice for the project.
Techlam glulam provided a smooth, quality surface for the Maori carvings and with all connections concealed, it is a seamless result.

Products Used

Totara Glulam Beams

The native timber maihi and amo feature traditional Māori carvings and make up the main entry feature to the Marae.

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