Installation: Kaiapoi Library - CHCH
Installer: John Cooper Flooring
Product: Alliteration custom, Palindrome & Monochrome
Libraries have become the centre of communities bringing the digital and written worlds together. No longer are they a place to take and return books to. Now they incorporate cafes, after school and holiday programmes, provide citizens advice and ensure all people have access to the internet. They are the knowledge HUB in every community now.
Kaiapoi is a rapidly expanding community with a huge influx of families driven here due to the CHCH earthquakes. The library is a key tool to help create this new community and ensure all have access to the latest information.
Kaiapoi library needed to make a statement around continuity, strength, community and being a place of welcome. The floor needed to provide substantiation around this statement. Plus the carpet needed to perform longer and be stronger (more foot traffic), provide acoustic dampening and yet look great, look welcoming, modern, beautiful.
Athfields called in INZIDE – suppliers of Interface carpet tile in NZ for their advice when looking to specify the flooring at Kaiapoi. Afterall, Interface is the global leader when it comes to Carpet Tile as shown by these key credentials;
Pretty easy to specify for an exacting project like Kaiapoi library. And what a result. Beautiful, strong, welcoming. Nailed the brief!!