National Category Winner Gold Award Winner

Scarbro Construction awarded National Category Winner – Education Project at the 2016 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.

Project : University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Research Building 906, Auckland


Scarbro Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Jasmax Architects (Architect/Designer), RCP (Engineer)

Owned by

University of Auckland

Having outgrown the existing facility, the new building has the largest seismic testing capabilities in Australasia. Part of the wider university site, a previously commercial site has been transformed into a learning hub for the future.

Judges Comments

This deceptively simple building form houses large-scale testing facilities, together with academic research and office spaces with state-of-the-art features including solar chimneys for natural ventilation.

Several innovative construction solutions were the product of an extraordinarily close and positive relationship within the extended client/builder/consultant team.

906 Engineering School
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