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Hasting Districts Court House

Kingspan panels combine functionality with aesthetics. Kingspan Optimo gives the courthouse a contemporary feel with its crisp clean lines.

The durability and thermal qualities of Kingspan panels, combined with the speed with which they can be installed, made them the ideal product for this job.
 

Ezra Kelly - Architect
Paris Magdalinos Architects

The Project

The city of Hastings in New Zealand required a new courthouse which was to be three times bigger than its predecessor. The new complex includes a list court, a family court, a multi-use court, a 150m² jury capable court, a mediation room and a hearing room. It features advanced security systems and will be capable of supporting the latest technology, including video conferencing and evidence recording services.

Location:
Hastings, New Zealand
Wall:
Optimo
Roof:
KingZip IP
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Design Inspiration

The city of Hastings in New Zealand required a new courthouse which was to be three times bigger than its predecessor. The new complex includes a list court, a family court, a multi-use court, a 150m² jury capable court, a mediation room and a hearing room. It features advanced security systems and will be capable of supporting the latest technology, including video conferencing and evidence recording services.

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Superior Energy Performance

Colourfast in the harsh marine environment of Darling Harbour, along with the integration of panels with a glass oculus were just some of the challenges in the design brief for this project. Kingspan’s technical team worked closely with the contractor to overcome these unique installation challenges. After some considerable hard work and perseverance, the panels were seamlessly integrated with the glass oculus and some complex geometry was created. Whilst the project spans a large distance, there are no unsightly joints and an external and internal face was provided. Furthermore, whilst a slim design was chosen which maximised useable internal space, Kingspan’s technical team ensured there was no loss of thermal resistance values.

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Aesthetically Pleasing

Kingspan Optimo and Kingzip IP panels combine functionality with aesthetics. Together, these panels can create high performance building envelopes with a striking appearance. By installing these two panels the courthouse was able to retain crisp clean lines, giving the building a contemporary feel.

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Fire Safety

Both the Kingzip IP and Optimo panels are LPCB approved, offering total peace of mind to building owners.

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