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Developer: Quattro
Architect: IGNITE Architect
Contractor: Alaska Construction Interiors  
Location: Auckland
Service Type: Facade Engineering
Introducing Formery, a collective embodiment of innovation and flexibility in workspace solutions. Nestled within the dynamic cityscape, Formery encompasses three distinct sites at 87 Albert St, 60 Federal St, and 16 Kingston St, heralding a new era for the Alberts business club. This expansion is strategically designed to accommodate culture-led businesses of all sizes that embrace hybrid and flexible working models. At the heart of Formery lies the commitment to providing a versatile environment that caters to the evolving needs of modern businesses. The combined floor space of Formery East and Formery West spans an impressive 14,500 square meters, distributed across 10 floors and 16 floors respectively. This expansive layout is a testament to Formery's dedication to fostering collaboration, innovation, and adaptability within the contemporary workspace. Formery is poised to redefine the concept of workspace solutions by offering a diverse range of options tailored to individual preferences and organizational requirements. From Alberts private suites, designed for a premium and exclusive experience, to the bespoke suites curated with a personalized touch, and the traditional office spaces that anchor a more conventional approach – Formery provides a spectrum of choices to cater to a myriad of business needs.

In essence, Formery is not just a physical space; it is a dynamic ecosystem that caters to the diverse tapestry of businesses embracing a culture that values flexibility and innovation. As these spaces come to life at 87 Albert St, 60 Federal St, and 16 Kingston St, Formery emerges as a beacon for those seeking an unparalleled blend of functionality, style, and adaptability in the realm of contemporary workspaces.

In the intricate realm of architectural engineering, DESIGN ENGINEERS assumed a pivotal role by undertaking the responsibility of furnishing a comprehensive curtain wall facade engineering PS1 package for a distinctive project. The chosen exterior envelope for this edifice featured APL structural glazed systems, meticulously selected to seamlessly merge weathertightness and aesthetic requirements. This strategic engineering approach not only aimed at ensuring the structural integrity of the building but also sought to elevate its visual appeal.

Our involvement extended beyond the perimeters of traditional engineering tasks. We actively participated in the intricate process of joinery system selection, contributing to the minutiae of design detail developments, and influencing the profile design to align seamlessly with the overarching architectural vision. This meticulous attention to detail underscored our commitment to delivering a facade that not only met technical specifications but also exuded a refined and harmonious aesthetic. As part of our multifaceted role, we provided frame engineering checks, meticulously designing brackets that intricately connected the curtain wall facade to the building's primary structure. Our engineering expertise delved into critical aspects such as wind loading assessment and seismic movement accommodation, ensuring that the facade not only withstood environmental challenges but also adapted to dynamic structural forces.

Collaboration formed the cornerstone of our approach, and we closely partnered with LANCOM COMMERCIAL throughout the entirety of the project. Together, we embarked on a journey to deliver a facade design of the highest quality, leveraging our collective expertise to provide solutions that were not only constructable but also cost-effective. The synergy between DESIGN ENGINEERS and LANCOM COMMERCIAL was instrumental in translating the vision of the project into a tangible and resilient reality.

In the pursuit of excellence, we meticulously reviewed the shop drawings prepared by LANCOM, scrutinizing each detail to ensure alignment with the PS1 calculation and weathertightness standards. Our commitment to industry best practices served as the guiding principle, validating that every aspect of the facade design adhered to the highest standards and reflected our dedication to precision and professionalism.


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