Project Description

Karangahape Road Bus Shelters

Printed Film and Etch Protection 

Problem

As part of Auckland Transports multimillion dollar upgrade of K-Road infrastructure, four 20 metre long bus shelters were installed and specified   printed protective film to be applied to protect the glass from scratch vandalism.

Solution

Working in collaboration with LandLAB Architects, who designed and provided the art work files for the shelters, GlassProtech trial printed multiple samples in order to get the detail and colour gradient required and installed the printed film.

Result

The result is a visually impressive rainbow effect across the ceiling and matching backs of the glass shelters, that glows when the sun lights through the shelter. The clear anti-graffiti film also protects the panes from scratch damage.

Description

GlassProtech was chosen as a subcontractor to help with the major Karangahape Road rejuvenation project in Auckland. Our scope of works was protection of four new 20 metre bus shelters with both clear and printed anti-graffiti film, the removal and replacement of all protective film on the motorway polycarbonate overhangs and the application of an Iwi narrative in places on these panes.

Working with the architects/designers, the shelter fabricators and the main contractors, GlassProtech helped produce some iconic infrastructure for this vibrant and diverse central Auckland district

Over 200m² of Avery Denison Polyzone Protective film was replaced on the Bridge overhangs and 140m² of clear anti-graffiti film and 290m² of printed film was applied to the bus shelters

GlassProtech portion of the project was completed within budget with some delays caused by the Covid lockdown.