Hobsonville Point Primary & Secondary schools are the first public-private partnership (PPP) schools in NZ.
The consortium LIP which includes ASC Architects and Hawkins Construction selected Asona’s acoustic wall and ceiling systems because Asona could customise a solution to maximise the natural light of the buildings whilst providing fire safe, low VOC, high acoustic performance products with 80% recycled content combined with a recycle and renew programme for long term sustainability.
The large open teaching & corridor spaces feature Triton 25 ceiling planks in custom made lengths to fit between the sky lights. This approach gives a clean linear look at a low cost compared to conventional 1200 x 600 panels and allowed for more sky lights to be included into the build design which in turn allowed more natural light to enter the building.
The gymnasium ceiling continues the plank theme with Triton 40 Sports (2400 x 600) impact resistant ceiling panels on T38 wide faced grid with Triton 40 (2400 x 300) panels in wood grain Sonatex between the lighting fixtures. The gymnasium walls have Triton 40 sports to the upper half and Asona Slot perforated poplar ply to the lower half of the walls.
Avant Theatre-Black ceiling tiles set in a matching black grid was used in the music rooms including Fabwall 50 mm wall panels and custom made bass traps for the room corners.
The atrium space uses Asona Baffle Beams suspended in linear rows to control reverberation.