Tūranga, Christchurch Library

Market Segment: Lift Shafts, Risers, Ducts Location: Christchurch
Year: 2017 Product Used: 78mm KOROK panels
Client:  Architect: Architectus, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Builder: Southbase Construction Installer: 

Tūranga is the main public library in Christchurch, New Zealand. It opened in October 2018 and replaced the nearby Christchurch Central Library that was closed on the day of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

The replacement library was designed by both Architectus, a New Zealand architecture firm, and Schmidt Hammer Lassen, an award-winning Danish architecture firm. The building's design is inspired by the golden hues reflected upon the Port Hills, which are an important part in Christchurch's cityscape.

KOROK systems used in this project

Interior view of a KOROK lined lift shaft

Lift Shafts, Risers, Ducts

For lift shafts and duct walls, KOROK® offers significant advantages over traditional construction. As panels can be installed from one side only, there is no requirement to construct scaffolding inside the shaft, greatly reducing construction time and costs.

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