New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/9 - Page 60

Project New Lynn Merchant Quarter Location: Auckland Architect: Jasmax FACE TO REMEMBER The stand-out facade of this new residential building benefits from a custom-specified Alucobond cladding system – chosen for its versatility, affordability and extended life A distinctive face has many advantages for a new building. Achieving just the right look in an enduring, versatile material is a major plus to the architect, construction team and owner. For the New Lynn Merchant Quarter building, by Jasmax, the concept was to give the facade a ‘random look’, and the architects explored various options in line with this idea. One of these was already on the table when Jasmax met with the Kaneba team, which represents Alucobond in New Zealand, and offers a full design, fabrication and installation service. Director Jan Gouws says the team posed the ‘Alucobond Design’ solution. “Alucobond Design involves developing a custom print, having it manufactured by Alucobond and then fabricated into panels and installed by Kaneba. Jasmax accepted this cost-effective solution.” 58 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT To achieve the required look, six custom colours were printed in six varied patterns, each with black lines to simulate joints. This resulted in a distinctive facade that turns the building into a landmark. “The Alucobond Design reduced the number of panels required, cutting installation time and expense. Jasmax loved the combination of excellent formability with precise tonal variation, which gave the crisp, clean aesthetic they wanted. “And unlike traditional facade film options, this colourful cladding solution lasts for decades.” For details, contact Kaneba, phone (09) 926 2297, or visit the website: save | share Search 44698 at These pages:A fully customised Alucobond cladding system gives the New Lynn Merchant Quarter apartment building an individual appeal. The facade design also downplays the structure’s scale.