CASE STUDY: Ellerslie Noise Walls
The Ellerslie Iwi Inspired Motorway Noise Walls combine form, function and community.
Project: Iwi Inspired Motorway Noise Walls – Tuatara and Tiki Pattern
NZTA needed an effective solution that fit the needs of local residents for this busy stretch of Auckland’s motorway. Almost 1km of noise walls needed to be installed and Jackson was consulted to supply 2 out of the 3 patterns involved working alongside Wilco Precast, White Landscapes and Iwi artist Johnson Witehira.
With the large number of panels required, Jacksons polyurethane rubber was the best choice to allow for high re-use with deep interlocking pattern details.
The Tiki in particular required deep recesses to accentuate its proud stance and make it stand out as a central part of the overall design. Using a staggered mould making methodology to reduce costs and speed up manufacturing, simplicity was required to make these moulds viable.
Weighing in at approximately 700kg, this was a formidable flexible mould that enabled safe release of each completed panel.
Press for this incredible project:
Concrete3: 2018 Sustainability Awards | Excellence in Concrete for the Community
NZTA: Noise Barriers Case Study May 2018