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Bold curves and an eclectic mix of materials feature in this new postgrad bar fitout by Mainzeal Interiors

Anyone for a study break?

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Postgraduate study is an important facet of a research-led university: something to be both encouraged and supported.

At the University of Auckland that support includes the provision of facilities for relaxation and networking, such as the new postgraduate lounge bar in the Student Commons building. Designed by Architecture Warren & Mahoney, managed by Veritas Project Management and built by Mainzeal Interiors, the new lounge bar reflects an upmarket design approach to student facilities.

Grant Welch of Mainzeal Interiors says the company was contracted to undertake the fitout of the original building, and the lounge bar was a natural progression.

A key feature of the lounge is its curved bar, a shape repeated in the bulkhead and flooring. Welch says the high standard of specification includes stainless steel countertops, jarrah panelling and a granite bar top. Vinyl flooring resembles studded, galvanised steel, adding a slightly industrial look.

Welch says Mainzeal Interiors worked closely with architect Tere Insley, contributing to the design process when alterations were needed to accommodate the equipment specified by the tenant.

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For more details, contact Mainzeal Interiors, PO Box 3978, Auckland, phone (09) 375 2100, fax (09) 375 2102.

First published date: 12 October 2003

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