The Scenic Matavai Resort, Niue is a secluded tourist resort located on a remote paradise-island in the heart of the South Pacific. Nestled on a cliff-top with breath-taking ocean views, amongst tropical flora and fauna, the ambience is simply surreal.
Several New Zealand companies including Jasmax Architects, Opus Consultants and Arrow International were tasked with an extensive refurbishment of the resort, including the construction of a new guest room building. Unex Systems was approached regarding the design of the balustrades. The scope incorporated:
- Engineering for crowd loadings to meet stringent safety standards,
- Engineering for cyclone wind pressures,
- Aesthetics in keeping with the overall architectural styling.
The Unex design team developed a series of solutions criteria using the proprietary Extreme Barriers and Aluma balustrade suites, comprising of high tensile aluminium framing and toughened safety glass infill.
In due course, the balustrade was prefabricated in New Zealand, containerised and shipped to Niue. A team of Unex installers were deployed to Niue to carry out the installation on site. In August 2017, the project was completed and the result was very rewarding for all involved.