Te Ara a Tāwhaki – Otaki, New Zealand
Stunning timber façade uses ABODO Vulcan Screening
This project required a timber that would be stable enough to cope with this demanding application, while weathering gracefully. Maintenance was also a key consideration given the elevated nature of the structure on a commercial building.
Te Ara a Tāwhaki houses the library, main lecture theatre, student services and student hub and is part of a unique learning laboratory in New Zealand
The stability and weathering characteristics of Abodo’s Vulcan Screening made it a natural choice for the project. ABODO is sustainably sourced, thermally modified timber – a chemical-free, heat-based treatment which dramatically increases the durability and stability of the wood.