University of Canterbury - Rehua Building
European Tiling & Dominion Flooring
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The Rehua building at University of Canterbury, provides a
vibrant multi-level community hub in the heart of the Ilam campus,
bringing together the University Centre for Entrepreneurship, the
Executive Development Programme, Health & Human Development,
and relocating the College of Education from the Dovedale
The former Commerce Building was significantly damaged in
the Christchurch earthquakes and required stripping back to its
structural frame, extensive repair, and structural strengthening as
part of the major re-clad and fitout project.
Now known as Rehua, the building features a lofty
light-filled central atrium, with open stairs and ramps, and a bold
mix of materials, colours and textures. Developing a 'shop front'
with improved transparency to the main learning spaces, has
optimised visibility and connectivity to surrounding civic hubs.
Rehua's courtyard and landscape frontage has been refined with key
pedestrian paths in mind.
Open stairs and ramps lead from the light filled, central
atrium, to carefully considered learning spaces. The eight levels
house a variety of flexible, interactive, formal, informal learning
hubs and activity based workspaces. The new Te Moana nui a Kiwa
Centre provides a multi-purpose space for cultural and community
Products used: Vogue Interni tile, Comcork Walk Easy in Charcoal, Tarkett Granit, Tarkett Granit Safe
T, Shaw View Field Carpet
Tile & Shaw Color Frame Carpet
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