Te Wharehou o Tūhoe is a $15 million headquarters for Tūhoe, at Taneatua, near Whakatane. It will strive to meet the stringent measures of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) – a green building code with wider ecological and social aims.
The project has exacting material requirements:
So it should come as no surprise that Te Wharehou o Tūhoe will utilise some of Abodo’s “greenest” and highest performance products.
Sand+ “Ivan” Cladding will be used to clad the exterior, along with some custom profiled Sand+ Cladding designed by Architects Jasmax. A heavy duty Sand+ “Gideon” Decking will feature on the exterior terrace. Abodo will also supply Elements Structural timber for the project’s structure.
Wood fibre used for the project is sourced by Abodo from FSC® certified forests in the Kaingaroa region, most of which are on or close to Ngai Tuhoe land.
“Ngai Tuhoe and Jasmax have taken a inspirational step into the future of construction. We are proud to be selected as a partner for the journey” commented Daniel Gudsell, Abodo’s Marketing Director.
Construction for Te Wharehou o Tūhoe has already commenced, with a completion date scheduled for late 2013.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.