Te Aratai – Linwood College

Related Systems: Ultratherm MSR
Architect: Architectus
Main Contractor: Southbase
Installer: Graham Hill Roofing
Project Date: May 2022
Location: Christchurch

Te Aratai College is a secondary school for Year 7 to Year 15 students located in Christchurch. It underwent a comprehensive reconstruction as part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild program, with construction being finalized in May 2022.

The reconstruction effort entailed the complete demolition of all pre-existing structures on the premises, followed by the construction of several new facilities, including a Creativity & Innovation Building, Learning Hub Building, Gymnasium and Multipurpose Hall.

Starting from its inviting entrance and extending to its well-designed outdoor spaces, which are bordered by sheltered overhangs reminiscent of Oxbridge quadrangle architecture, this school actively connects with its local community.

Formerly known as Linwood College, the school received a new name gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga. The name, Te Aratai College, signifies the pathway to the sea.

Te Aratai has a RoofLogic Warm Roof, namely the Ultratherm MSR system with PIR board.

System Details

RL Liner Deck, (Zincalume,0.55BMT)
RL Vapour Control Layer
RL PIR Board (100mm)
RL Underlay
RL Topdeck T, (Zinacore, 0.55BMT, Ironsand)