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The Pā, A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation

Supreme BA101 hand dryer

Product Code: BA101

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In bringing to life a vision of a mana-enhancing campus, the University of Waikato has unveiled The Pā, a stunning architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the institution’s dedication to its students, staff, and future generations. Designed to integrate seamlessly into everyday campus life, The Pā places the wharenui at its core, drawing inspiration from the intricately carved maihi of the whare’s exterior to shape the building’s majestic form. This unique complex consolidates key university functions under one roof, symbolising a commitment to unity and cultural significance.

The significance of The Pā extends beyond its aesthetic appeal, serving as a dynamic hub for university activities. Housing the Senior Leadership Team’s offices, a new reception area, and becoming the new home for Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, The Pā stands as a versatile space for teaching, learning, and communal gatherings. The collaborative efforts of renowned architectural firms Jasmax, Architectus, and DesignTribe have successfully translated the university’s vision into a groundbreaking 7000-square-meter structure, marking a milestone in New Zealand’s architectural history.

At the heart of The Pā’s innovation lies its use of structural timber, specifically engineered wooden glulam beams. This material, relatively new in New Zealand’s commercial construction scene, frames the building’s roofline, giving it a distinctive whakaruruhau (shelter from the wind). The project not only showcases the beauty and versatility of structural timber but also aligns with the global shift towards sustainable and low-carbon construction practices. The exposed glulam beams, extending from the wharenui’s maihi, contribute to the building’s identity, creating a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity in this architectural masterpiece.

As The Pā becomes a central hub for university life, the inclusion of Supreme hand dryers reflects a dedication to quality and efficiency, seamlessly integrating future-proof, reliable  amenities into this visionary space.

If you are looking for a hand dryer to fit your project’s aspirations, whether they be sustainability, budget-friendly or aesthetics, we will help you find the best solution. Please get in touch by phoning 078235790 or send us an email