Spacemaile deterrent screens from Kaynemaile™ have been installed in Sumner's new library and community hub, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Designed by Athfield Architects, Christchurch, Sumner's new library and community centre incorporates repurposed Kaynemaile mesh previously used in the old Sumner library before the 2011 earthquake. Installed by Kaynemaile, the folding deterrent screens are used to divide the library space; being lockable, the screens provide seamless security without affecting visibility or airflow.

Key features of Spacemaile folding deterrent screens include lockable posts allowing the locking position to be pre-set at a desired location along the floor length into the floor sockets; stainless steel armatures running the full width of the screen allowing it to fold to a super low stack ratio; versatile design enabling sectioned-off areas or larger open areas to be flexibly created to particular requirements; head track system eliminating need for a bottom track; and a wide colour range for an aesthetic finish.

Kaynemaile’s cradle-to-cradle ethos allows customers to ship back used mesh to the factory for reuse if it’s no longer needed in a redesign.

Photography: Jason Mann