The Wellington Convention Centre is located in the centre of the capital of New Zealand, covering an area of 18,000 square metres. It is a large-scale infrastructure construction in Wellington in the past 20 years. Tianjin NorthGlass has created a super-thick curtain wall glass with polymer material net for the whole project.
The centre is named Takina, meaning “call”, and implying a place to communicate and think. Known as the “capital of the wind,” Wellington is known for its diverse winds. Wellington Bay has a strange undulating landscape, from which designers draw inspiration to imitate Wellington’s unique terrain to depict organic and dynamic architectural features. In order to fit this form, Tianjin NorthGlass has created an innovative glass process, presenting a gorgeous form for this new landmark.
The building side is 1,300 square metres of curved glass, with a size is from 0.5 to 5 metres. Due to the different size and special requirements for the edge, especially the edge for arc glass, it presents a high challenge to polymer network cutting and positioning, Tianjin NorthGlass needed to test different sizes of polymer network expansion change to accurately control the network edge to the glass edge, with an accuracy within 1.5 millimetres.
The whole building is covered under the soft flowing glass skin, and the bronzed metal layer on the polymer network makes the Wellington Convention Centre shine, the whole curtain wall brings wonderful visual changes according to different lighting conditions.
With over 10,000 square metres of flexible conference and exhibition space, the Wellington Convention Centre uses new technologies to show the region’s amazing contemporary design and cultural culture, creates a space for a comprehensive exchange of professional knowledge and thought leadership.
The Wellington Convention Centre is located in the centre of the capital, covering an area of 18,000 square metres. It is the largest-scale infrastructure construction in Wellington in the past 20 years.
As a typical example of sustainable buildings in New Zealand, the Wellington Convention Centre has received a five-star score from New Zealand’s Greenstar rating. The building curtain wall system includes sustainable functions and adaptive systems, with a 60-70 percent reduction in carbon emissions and energy use compared to similar buildings.
Tianjin NorthGlass as a global professional manufacturer of high-end building glass, understand sustainable development concepts, cooperate with architects, experts at home and abroad to explore new developments of sustainable building and improve the quality of building glass.