Massey University’s new School of Public Health refurbishment provides state-of-the-art research and testing facilities.
The refurbishment transforms the bleak 1960’s concrete structure (built for classrooms with no light or view) into bright offices spaces, surrounding the core elements of each of the three research facilities, which form the legible and distinct heart of he space. The facility also includes a time isolation unit, laboratory and gymnasium, complete with weigh pool.
Research grants and funding are provided to SOPH for public health research and testing into sleep/wake issues, Maori health and various other studies that directly affect or improve public health. By providing SOPH with state-of-the-art facilities additional grants and funding will be offered, thus improving quality of life for all New Zealanders. The Time Isolation Unit (TIU) was of the most innovative elements of the refurbishment – the TIU is supported mid-air with no rigid connection between the main structure and internal TIU structure, to prevent sound and vibration transmission.