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Auckland International Airport
Auckland International Airport
Auckland International Airport
Auckland International Airport
Auckland International Airport

Tuvalu Christian Church Henderson

Installation: Tuvalu Christian Church Henderson

Specifier: South Pacific Architecture

Installer: All Floors Ltd

Product: Online - Poppy by Interface

Photography: Simon Devitt

The addition and re-vamp of the Tuvalu Christian Church in West Auckland has been a project over a decade in the making. With a huge amount of fundraising done and many iterations of the design over the last decade, it is fantastic to see the dream realized for this tight-knit community.

Complementing the warmth that the timber used throughout the space brings, Online in colour Poppy by Interface was chosen to furnish the floor. It may be a plank, linear and one colour but the texture and floor design continued the level of detail that is appreciated throughout this striking addition. The carpet planks have been used to form artful diamonds leading up to the altar from the entrance way, guiding your path and connecting the arms of te wheke to the floor. These small, considered details capture perfectly the welcoming feeling which the Tuvaluan people bring to our multi-cultural society.

South Pacific Architectures Principal, Megan Rule highlighted material choice as a key consideration when designing this building, to add warmth but also limit the environmental impact that this buildings existence has on our world. Considering the effects that global warming is having on the south pacific and the rapid loss of land to the rising sea it was a conscious decision to go with a flooring product that does not add to this global crisis. All Interface products are carbon Neutral across the entire product life cycle.

Congratulations South Pacific Architecture for specifying Interface Carpet Tile from Inzide for this project and in doing so saving 3 metric tons of carbon from entering our atmosphere.

This striking church is highlighted in the March/ April 2021 edition of Architecture NZ if you wish to read about this project in more detail.

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