Installation: Wintec Library
Specifier: Chow Hill
Installer: Hills Floorings
Product: Syncopation Flame
It's not just technology that has changed tertiary education. Students today are also much more likely to multi-task and collaborate on projects – a learning approach that strongly influenced the design of the new library facilities for the Waikato Institute of Technology.
The Student Hub at the Wintec City Campus is an innovative response to the current demands of today's tertiary education by the provision of spaces for learning and socialising simultaneously. It provides a real sense of community, and, as the name suggests, it is literally the heart of the institute – a place where students can come together to work and relax, almost like a home away from home.
Wintec refurbished their library adjacent to the hub and InterfaceNZ were the perfect choice to offer carpet tiles that would make students feel comfortable, keep them alert and inspire creativity. It was also practical- enabling quick replacement of tiles if necessary with limited disruption to students.