One of the top 25 Education Buildings for 2011 in the world

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Judged by World Architecture news as one of the top 25 Education Buildings for 2011 in the world

Category

Education

Client

Nelson / Marlborough Institute of Technology

Architect

Irving Smith Jack Architects

Location

Nelson

Budget

Confidential

Category
Education
About This Project

Nelson’s new Institute of Technology is attracting international attention for its innovative features. The 2,800m² building is a world first for innovative use of wood in the construction of a multi-storey building. It also incorporates the first of a new generation of earthquake resistant technology. Sustainability was also a major focus of the project. A vast proportion of the building’s management, design and resources were sourced within 100 kilometres of Nelson including laminated veneer lumber (LVL), the primary structural element in the building.

 

Unique Aspects

A world first multi-storey building using Press-Lam technology for Post Tensioning LVL walls; Seismic technology allows the building to resist severe earthquakes with no structural damage; Arrow was instrumental in significantly reducing building costs through our value management programme and delivering the project on time.

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Arrow was instrumental in helping us achieve a successful outcome, by ensuring the management of costs, including a detailed value management programme and the delivery of the project on time."

Tony Gray
Chief Executive, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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