University of Canterbury North Arts Foyer, Christchurch

Architect/Designer: Jacobsen     Contractor/Installer: Garden City Flooring

University of Canterbury North Arts Foyer

Three recently refurbished lecture theatres that surrounded the North Arts Lecture Theatre foyer made the foyer area look tired and dated, leading the University of Canterbury to renovate and upgrade this area.  The challenge was to integrate the differing colour schemes from the recently renovated lecture theatres.

Jacobsen assisted with the design of the space through our flooring design and rendering service.  Taking inspiration from previous education projects on the Jacobsen website our designer produced a selection of flooring layouts based on a 2m x 4m module size which would limit waste on the 2m wide iQ Optima vinyl.  These options were presented to the University who selected the preferred design and adjusted the colour proportions to produce the final result.

Tarkett iQ Optima was the selected product for this installation due to its "no wax, no polish forever" maintenance program and high durability. When these attributes were coupled with the large colour palette and low fleck design Tarkett iQ Optima was the superior choice for this highly used facility.

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