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The University of Auckland's new Fale Pasifika is part meeting house and concert hall and part educational facility

Pacific point of view

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Window and door joinery has been designed with the same simple, clean-lined look and earthy, natural colours characteristic of the rest of the building.

Miller Design is a specialist in top-quality aluminium joinery for commercial and residential projects. For the Fale Pasifika and the adjacent education facilities, the company designed, supplied and installed an environmental weather-proof façade.

In the fale, the doors and louvres run continuously around the curved perimeter. To ensure they fit together snugly, they had to be measured and manufactured with great care and accuracy.

All windows and louvres installed by Miller Design are controlled by an internal remote computer. They were all supplied with their own motors, so they can be operated automatically to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the building. An internal locking system automatically locks and monitors all doors to ensure they are shut properly.

For more information, contact Miller Design, 128 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose, PO Box 12 543, Penrose, Auckland, phone (09) 525 5788, fax (09) 525 6882.

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First published date: 25 March 2005

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