The Ironbank is located in a unique historic area in between of Auckland’s central business district and a quarter undergoing urban renewal. The project was recently awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council for its forward-thinking green systems, which include rainwater collection, solar hot water heating, natural ventilation via a night purging system, low embodied energy materials, and the recycling of nearly 95% of the construction materials.
Auckland's Eco Ironbank Features Robotic Car Stacking Garage
by Bridgette Meinhold, 10/26/10
Completed in 2009, the Ironbank is a mixed-use office and retail building in Auckland that has received a number of accolades for its rusty "container" architecture, environmentally-sustainable design, and its impressive parking garage featuring an innovative robotic car stacking system. Designed by Aukland-based RTA Studio, the Ironbank is not only ecologically and sustainably designed, but it was recently awarded 5-Star Green Star rating awarded by the New Zealand Green Building Council.
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