Completed over two years ago using our Vulcan timber with the Sioo:x coating, Te Ara a Tāwhaki was a new building as part of Te Wānanga o Raukawa (a unique learning laboratory specifically for Māori).
The architects designed a criss cross pattern for the facade, reflecting the traditional Māori flax weaving patterns.
To truly reflect this connection to earth and place, the designers required locally sourced timber which, from a practical perspective, also needed to be:
Sioo:x coating is a unique treatment that, when applied to our Vulcan timber, will last for up to 7 years before a recoat is required. View the original project here