SDA Church commissioned Orton Architects to design the new PTEC which had outgrown its location on USP campus. To emphasise the role PTEC wished to play in the community at large as well as in the lives of tertiary students, the church was deigned to be as open to the outside as possible.
Natural light and cross ventilation is maximised with glazed doors and full height louvres eliminating the need for air conditioning. Powerful but indirect LED floodlights highlight the activities within at night, when the building becomes a focus for worshippers and the community at large. Administration and child care facilities are housed in a two storey annex to the church.
Project Value: $1.1m
Client contact: SDA Projects Director – Joe Talemaitoga 9246000