The Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre (AMOT) is part of the AUT Millennium complex, situated at Mairangi Bay on the North Shore. Over two hundred metres of balustrading to meet 'Extreme' loads was required for this project.
This large pool project was designed by Pacific Environments New Zealand Ltd. Due to the public nature of this building, the balustrade had to meet 'C5 Crowd Loadings' on the terraced seating areas — which is approximately four times the load required on a residential balustrade. Coupled with this was the challenge to find a compliant balustrade that would fit the clients' budget.
Unex were approached to provide specifications for the 'Extreme Barriers' X3000 Series Semi-Frameless Glass range, which is a proprietary system with generic specifications for crowd loadings, making it a cost-effective solution.
With the Semi-Frameless style, there is no horizontal obstruction on the top edge of the glass, maximising the view for those seated and watching the pool events below.
The Extreme Barriers range uses aluminium to frame the glass, which ensures low maintenance for the client. The aluminium was powder coated in a colour to suit the complex.
An Authorised Unex Fabricator in Silverdale Auckland, The Fence & Gate Shop (FGS) superbly installed the balustrade earlier this year, as well as the stylish stainless steel handrail. The end result is a compliant and proprietary balustrade which fits the clients' budget, made possible with Unex's Extreme Barriers Range.
Fabricated and installed March to June 2015