Installation: Rangi Ruru School – Gibson & Science centres
Product: Cubic, Cubic Colours, Bioscapes
Architect: McIldowie Partners Architects and Interior Designers
The new centres at Rangi Ruru School are a “living, breathing, giant experiment…. It’s a living building”. The building is designed to actively engage the students through its environmental components: “natural ventilation for both heating and cooling (directed to the Canterbury plains prevailing winds), lots of natural light, digital displays, green walls and weather stations”. The Centres feature flexible learning spaces, digital displays which can be incorporated into teaching (i.e. showing the buildings water use and solar power) and energy efficient design.
The flooring continues this innovative science experiment with proven technologies. The Interface carpet tile (supplied by INZIDE Commercial) incorporates both highly recycled content (yarn from old fishing nets and backing from old carpet tile having its 2nd or 3rd life) and is 100% recyclable old from New Zealand.
Add to this:
20 year full performance education warranty
World leading dye-batch mergeable (less than 1% wastage on installation) patterns
Colour, texture, and biophilic design
Yes a world leading flooring solution for a world leading education facility. Simply brilliant.