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Christchurch Netball Centre Netsal Project by DESIGN ENGINEERS

Developer: Christchurch Netball Centre
Architect: HDT Architecture
Contractor: Apollo Projects
Location: Auckland
Service Type: Facade Engineering
Celebrating a rich history of over 100 years at Christchurch’s Hagley Park Courts, the Christchurch Netball Centre stands poised to redefine the landscape as the new epicenter for netball activities in the region. Nestled within the sprawling expanse of Ngā Puna Wai, this expansive 10,050m2 facility transcends its singular focus on netball, evolving into a dynamic multisport arena. Purposefully designed to cater to diverse athletic pursuits, including netball, volleyball, futsal, korfball, and gymnastics, the center emerges as a symbol of sports diversity and a catalyst for vibrant community engagement.

More than a sports facility, the center is destined to become the pivotal meeting hub for the Canterbury sporting community, intricately weaving together the historical and cultural significance of the area with the vibrant present. The name Ngā Puna Wai, meaning “many springs water,” resonates deeply with Ngāi Tahu, bearing profound cultural value as a historical meeting place for Māori to connect and collaborate. In its contemporary role, the center serves as a unifying force, drawing individuals from every corner of the city and the broader community. Its impact extends beyond the realm of sports, playing a vital role in enhancing overall community well-being.

Altus entrusted DESIGN ENGINEERS with the crucial task of delivering the glazed curtain wall facade PS1 package through a meticulous design contract. The selection of DESIGN ENGINEERS for this integral role was rooted in our demonstrated ability to provide a high-quality service with superior value for money. Despite the inevitable challenges inherent in a project of this magnitude, the undeniable success of the Christchurch Netball Centre has presented a remarkable opportunity for the DESIGN ENGINEERS team to showcase our prowess. We have adeptly navigated complexities, ensuring the project remained on track and exceeded expectations. Our commitment extended to meeting the diverse needs of wider stakeholders, including the facade consultant and consenting authority requirements.

This project has not only marked a triumph for DESIGN ENGINEERS but has also served as a profound opportunity for learning and growth within our team. Embracing the challenges with enthusiasm, the team has not only met but surpassed expectations, solidifying our position as adept professionals capable of thriving in demanding circumstances. The Christchurch Netball Centre stands not only as a testament to architectural and engineering excellence but also as a monument to the resilience and proficiency of the DESIGN ENGINEERS team. 

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