Client: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Date Completed: 2011
Zone Products: FireZone 52
Architect: FJMT + Archimedia
FireZone 52 is a fire-resistant timber treatment that provides a high level of protection against fire, making it ideal for use in buildings that require high levels of fire resistance. One notable example of the successful use of FireZone 52 was its application in the Auckland Art Gallery, where it was used to upgrade the building’s ceilings to a 90/90/90 fire rating.
When it comes to heritage buildings or older, high-density buildings, upgrading them to modern code requirements can be a challenge, especially when it comes to maintaining the integrity of the original building design. FireZone 52 provides a solution to this problem, as it allows the building to retain its original features while still providing the required level of fire protection.
In the case of the Auckland Art Gallery, FireZone 52 was used to upgrade the existing ceilings without the need for a complete rebuild. This saved time and money and allowed the building to maintain its heritage features, such as the ornate plasterwork and ceiling moldings. By using FireZone 52, the consultants were able to provide a cost-effective solution that met the required fire rating and preserved the building’s original design.
Overall, FireZone 52 offers an innovative solution for protecting heritage buildings and bringing older buildings up to modern code requirements. Its use at the Auckland Art Gallery is a testament to the product’s effectiveness in providing fire protection without compromising the building’s aesthetic and architectural features.