Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea in New Plymouth has opened its doors after 10 years of planning. The building was inspired by Rongo, God of Cultivated Food, taking shelter in the body of Papatuanuku, the earth mother.
The Eye Surgery Hastings is specialist eye clinic. The suspended ceiling in the consulting rooms used the Daiken Hospitone anti-bacterial Daiken acoustic tile with Gridlux light. T&R Interior Systems provided specialised Gridlux lighting designs for the consulting rooms (with full switch dim capabilities and high a CRI). The waiting area has a skylight with a perspex suspended ceiling below. The combination of natural light and the Gridlux tees is incredibly effective.
One of the defining features of the new library are the large amounts of aluminium ceilings. The project has 60 tonnes of high gloss T&R Interior Systems’ white baffle (around 33,000 lineal metres) and roughly another 25 tonnes of aluminium for bespoke folded bulkheads and internal cladding. The offices have T&R’s Metacoustic perforated metal ceiling tiles with a unique clip in installation system.
The large acoustic lights use C Max product as the acoustic absorption material.
New classrooms are being designed as open-plan environments where several class-bases share the same space, (resulting in a large number of children in one larger area). Acoustic conditions must be considered at design stage
The refurbished Rangiora RSA has many T&R acoustic solutions. The main space has a C Max Combo ceiling; whereas the dining room has a striking Hush Panel suspended ceiling with matching Hush Panels on the walls. The gaming room is incredibly private with the black C Max ceiling.
Dawson House in New Plymouth is a new build with government tenant. T&R Interior Systems' Daiken Harmony ceiling features throughout the office spaces while T&R Aluminium Baffle is featured in the foyer and on the first floor landing. Daiken Harmony tiles meet the BPS (Building Performance Standard) requirements for government fit outs. PS Interiors undertook the installation of the grid and tile with a seismic design by JSK Consulting Engineers.
With sweeping views over Wellington Harbour; IAG's offices have an amazing location. The fit out uses Eclipse aluminium partitioning across the 3 floors for breakout spaces and office partitions.
Installer: Choice Commercial Interiors
Palace Burger in Mount Maunganui wanted a striking and acoustically efficient ceiling for their burger bar. They selected a highly absorbent black C Max Absorb tile and Black GridLux..
Installed by Westaco Ceilings.
3 classrooms were converted into a large space in line with ILE principles.
The T&R Products used were: C Max Absorb acoustic tiles, C Max Direct Fix tiles, CBI grid and seismic design and Polyester circle acoustic panels
Printed C Max Silence Clouds are a perfect acoustic canvas. At Ravensdown in Christchurch the panels show pastural scenes in the communal areas.
Inkjet printing does not affect the acoustic properties of the panel and it's therefore a great option for offices, hospitality and other commercial spaces.
At Ellerslie School in Auckland, DLM Architects designed two new ILE classroom blocks. T&R designed, installed and tested the inclusion of C Max Absorb suspended ceiling tiles. The results were truly impressive.
Much of the headquarters for Trustpower in Tauranga has an open plan layout, and the potential problems caused by acoustic reflections and high reverberation times in such a large space needed careful consideration. OROQI 3D ceiling tiles reduce reverberation while providing a unique and dynamic look.
Silence Clouds are a good retrofit solution for noisy and reverberant spaces such as cafes, boardrooms and offices. With their high NRC, they are a very effective panel and reduce reverberation times as well as preventing parallel echo.
The Buchan Group in Christchurch have used white grid and Black C Max acoustic tiles to create a linear statement in the hallway. The monochrome theme is continued in the breakout spaces in the office.
Our Lady of the Rosary School had a set of classrooms that were earthquake-prone and in serious need of refurbishment. The decision was made to demolish the existing buildings and replace them with a new five-classroom block (and associated spaces), incorporating modern learning environment principles.
C Max Absorb was used in bespoke configurations for the Christchurch Art Gallery. Due to the height in the foyer, an elongated tile was used (2400x600) whereas in the gallery spaces, had a 1200x1200 black C Max Absorb tile.
Above: Your Space is a collection of offices on High Street in Christchurch. They have been fitted out with Black C Max Absorb and Combo and Eclipse Aluminium throughout. The Black and White colour scheme is broken up by splashes of coloured LED lighting strips and bold murals on the walls in the communal spaces.
Little Jimmy in Epsom is local bar and eatery showcasing 100% New Zealand food and drink from small artisan producers. Their interior is designed by Orb Interior Design Group. When the restaurant opened the reviews were amazing except for comments about the acoustics. T&R were asked to provide assistance in solving the excessive noise and the solution features printed Silence Cloud panels with a range of artistic images on the wall. These look like canvasses but work to control reverberation time in the space.
Koha Gym in Christchurch is a place to experience a world of state-of-the-art fitness technology in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Black C Max Absorb tiles and black GrixLux lights are throughout the whole space and a wall of OROQI graces the fitness studio.