The Pā

Related Systems: Ultratherm Xtreme
Architect: Jasmax, Architectus, DesignTribe
Project Date: July 2023
Location: Hamilton

The Pā, a striking new structure at University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus, is now officially open. Designed by a collaboration between Jasmax, Architectus, and DesignTribe, this landmark building boasts colossal wooden glulam beams – some of the largest engineered in New Zealand – serving as the structural foundation for the membrane roof.

The impressive beams emerge from the centre of the building, defining its sweeping roofline. The RoofLogic Ultratherm Xtreme roof system incorporates an Olivine Derbigum Membrane, a premium CO²-neutralizing material composed of reinforced APP polymer modified bitumen. The olivine (magnesium iron silicate) granules within the membrane trigger a chemical reaction in rainwater and convert CO² into harmless substances, including silicon dioxide (sand), magnesium carbonate (an inorganic salt), and water.

One square meter of Derbigum Olivine has the capacity to neutralize approximately 1.75kg of CO². This roofing solution is versatile, suitable for use as a torch-on cap sheet in RoofLogic Ultratherm Xtreme systems and Recover refurbishment projects.