It has provided the city skyline with a chic cosmopolitan structure, successfully received as one of the most luxurious residential apartment towers in New Zealand. In keeping with New Zealand’s cultural heritage the building contains a number of motifs, from the square theme seen in the glass facade proportions and in smaller details, to a woven flax basket hinted at in the latticework of the facade.
Due to poor ground conditions, Brookfield Multiplex laid the piles for the foundation 40 metres below the basement level. The tower levels 4 to 33 have been created from in-situ concrete with a structural steel flooring system and in-situ slab topping. The facade consists of an external painted concrete frame.
Harris Dowd Construction Ltd, New Zealand and Multiplex Constructions
We were happy to support our formwork contractor’s choice of the PERI system and have not been dissapointed.This large project meant that the latest technology was required to complete it on target and think that this system will set a new benchmark in New Zealand.
The detailed design provided by the PERI support team allowed for easy installation and alteration of the formwork as the dimensions changed from the basement to the higher levels. We will be using the ACS system again as there are numerous benefits on these types of projects.
The local PERI sales engineer provided terrific support for this major project resulting in a cost- effective and very user friendly system which allowed us to stay on schedule.The ACS system meant that we were independent of the tower crane which was a great advantage.