Snoozing JUCY style to be the most technologically advanced in New Zealand
The new JUCY Snooze at Christchurch airport contains pod-style dorm rooms with fibreglass and steel bed capsules stacked bunk-style. The pods whose concept was derived in China are about 1.9m long, 1.1m wide and 1.2m high. They are being used as a prototype for JUCY’s national chain.
“We’re looking at rolling out this concept for the other center’s like Auckland and Queenstown where we have a strong presence,” JUCY Group chief executive Tim Alpe said. “It’s for quick-stay visitors on a budget. Customers have been asking for this type of accommodation – it’s been in Japan for years and it’s now in Europe.”
The communal facilities include toilets, showers, a laundry, a kitchen area and large welcoming common area. The hallways and common area ceilings will have blue skies with clouds while the floors will resemble river stone pathways with grass effect carpet. The bespoke fitout in the common area which includes hammocks for guests to relax in will open out through large north facing glazed doors to a communal outdoor deck and landscaped gardens.
Along with the pods Alpe says the accommodation would be the most technologically advanced in New Zealand. The latest technology for access control has been installed allowing for self-service check in and access to your room via mobile phone.
Technology is also forefront of the construction teams mind with the project team using BIM (Building Information Modelling) for the architecture, structure and building services coordination.
“At the end of the project there will be a review of the benefits and shortcomings of using BIM (Building Information Modelling) and the associated lessons learnt” says Jan Geesink, Arrow’s Project Director.
Arrow commenced work on site in October 2015 for Christchurch Airport under a design build guaranteed maximum contract. The $8M purpose built facility meets the requirements of their tenant JUCY.
Arrow has worked closely with CIAL and JUCY to develop the brief and requirements for the two storey building which will provide 271 beds via 61 rooms with ensuites and 18 dorm rooms each containing eight sleeping pods.
The building has had to be designed to not only limit the noise transmission within the building but also to limit the noise break-in from the neighbouring airport activities.
JUCY Snooze is located 10 minutes walk from both the domestic and international terminals at Christchurch airport. It was opened by John Key on 6 October. Bookings are already being taken.
Take a look at the JUCY website for bookings and further information.
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Take a walk-through the new Jucy Snooze hotel in Christchurch.