Paarhammer Windows & Doors played a key role in a new mixed use
development in Canberra achieving an 8 star NaTHERS rating. Paarhammer windows and
doors helped the Nishi Complex achieve the coveted thermal performance rating.
The 15-storey NewActon Nishi Complex in Canberra combines beautiful hotel
accommodation and event and conference facilities with sophisticated and sustainable
Nishi represents a significant advance in environmental sustainable
design with every aspect of the complex’s originally Japanese-inspired design carefully
considered to benefit tenants with its innovative solar heat retention
Nishi delivers an average 8 star NaTHERS rating while also providing the
highest rated appliances, fixtures and fittings. One of Canberra’s most
sustainable mixed-use building complexes, Nishi was designed by world-renowned
architects, Suppose Design Office (Tokyo) and Fender Katsalidis Architects
(Melbourne) in conjunction with engineering consultant group, ARUP (London).
The dual aspect design in the apartment allows for natural ventilation
through openable windows and doors. All windows have two opening tilt positions
for regular as well as increased ventilation. Paarhammer made almost 200
windows, fixed glazing and glazed doors for the project, using FSC certified
Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) timber, which has not been treated and
will therefore age to a natural grey colour. High performance glazing reduces
heat loss by 70% and improves thermal comfort while maximising daylight
NewActon Nishi represents a complete and apt response to the global movement
for sustainable environmental change, with the design reflecting a totally
reconsidered, more connected approach to contemporary living.