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Marine techniques applied to ASB building

asb building wynyard quarter marine reflectorThe flagship ASB Building on Jellicoe Street is up and running in Wynyard Quarter and turning heads with its crowning reflector device, installed last week.

The reflector acts as an important part of the building's ventilation and lighting system and was designed using cutting-edge yacht design technology by architects BVN, engineered by Americas Cup composite engineers Pure Design & Engineering and built at super-yacht builder Yachting Developments’ Hobsonville base.

It clocks in at a whopping 5,000 kg and measures 12m wide x 12m long x 6m high, making use of 800 square metres of carbon fibre.

 
“The appetite for sustainable design shown by ASB with this building is one we want to encourage in the area," says Waterfront Auckland chief executive John Dalzell.

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity in Wynyard Quarter, with the country’s largest urban regeneration project to lead the way in terms of sustainable living. It is already being demonstrated in stormwater management in the area, and other green buildings, which will soon flow through to transport initiatives and beyond."
 

PHOTO: Sean McCabe


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