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BAY OF PLENTY CRICKET PAVILION STAGE 2
Developer: Bay Oval Trust
Contractor: Watts & Hughes Construction
Location: Mt Maunganui
Service Type: Facade Engineering
Nestled within a sprawling community park that graces the landscape between the Port of Tauranga and the coastal beauty of Mount Maunganui, the Bay of Plenty Cricket Pavilion stands as a testament to thoughtful design. This newly envisioned home for Bay of Plenty Cricket not only meets the stringent criteria for hosting international cricket events but also caters to the practical needs of local users with a harmonious blend of resilience and sophistication. The pavilion's structural integrity is underscored by thick timber beams and in situ concrete walls, ensuring its robustness in the face of any challenges that may arise.
The architectural finesse of the Bay of Plenty Cricket Pavilion is further exemplified by its distinguished design, striking a balance between sturdiness and elegance. The gracefully curved roofline of the pavilion creates a visual focal point, while the sweeping terraces in the foreground mirror the gentle contours of the oval itself. This intentional design choice not only enhances the pavilion's aesthetic appeal but also fosters a sense of cohesion with the surrounding landscape, creating a venue that seamlessly integrates into the natural beauty of its setting.
As a hub for both local and international cricket events, the Bay of Plenty Cricket Pavilion embodies a commitment to versatility, offering a space that is not only resilient in its construction but also visually captivating. Its strategic location within the community park ensures accessibility and invites both cricket enthusiasts and the local community to partake in the spirit of the game amid the scenic backdrop of Mount Maunganui.
DESIGN ENGINEERS took on the responsibility of delivering a comprehensive PS1 package for both the glazed facade and louvre systems to support their respective designs. Our involvement began with an exhaustive analysis to facilitate the selection of an optimal facade system. Our team contributed substantial engineering input to meticulously verify the strength and resilience of the aluminum frame, perimeter fixings, and brackets in relation to the building's primary structures.
A critical aspect of our engineering intervention was the consideration of glazing seismic accommodation design. This involved a thorough examination of building interstorey drift to ensure that the glazing would withstand seismic forces without compromising structural integrity. This meticulous approach is paramount in safeguarding building occupants and facilitating a secure escape route during seismic events.
In addition to addressing seismic concerns, our team conducted a detailed wind loading assessment. This assessment went beyond the conventional requirements for resisting out-of-plane wind loading, incorporating considerations for accommodating seismic movement. Ensuring the safety and stability of louvres attached to the building was also a focal point in our engineering evaluation.
Further contributing to the holistic approach, DESIGN ENGINEERS undertook a comprehensive review of shop drawings. This involved scrutinizing the details presented in the drawings to confirm their structural feasibility and cost-effectiveness. Our commitment extended beyond theoretical analysis to practical implementation, ensuring that the designs encapsulated in the shop drawings were not only structurally sound but also aligned with cost-efficient practices.
Through these multifaceted engineering efforts, DESIGN ENGINEERS demonstrated a commitment to delivering a robust PS1 package for both the glazed facade and louvre systems, emphasizing structural integrity, safety considerations, and practical implementation throughout the entirety of the design and engineering process.
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