University of Otago Dental School, Dunedin
CoralTread from Advance ensures the redeveloped Dunedin Dental School’s entrance is kept clean and safe.
With its teaching capacity quadrupled from 51 to 218 dental chairs, the recently redeveloped University of Otago Dental School in Dunedin is a world-class facility for dental education. Its students are able to treat patients at subsidised rates as they learn, providing a trusted and effective public service.
Designed by Jasmax, the school’s revitalisation includes 8000m² of new clinical space, accommodating up to 450 students per year. To achieve this, the project encompassed a new extension, along with the refurbishment of the school’s much-loved Walsh Building.
Dunedin’s location in the far south means weather extremes, and because the entranceway is the most trafficked area of any building, the architects specified CoralTread entry matting from Advance to help ensure the school’s environment is clean and safe.
CoralTread is laid in large mats at the entry to this award-winning redevelopment. Consisting of absorbent polyamide inserts or recycled rubber inserts set within an elegant, low-profile aluminium frame engineered to fit a shallow recess, the system is easy to assemble, saving on installation time and cost. The polyamide inserts are highly moisture absorbent and both the polyamide and recycled rubber inserts slip resistant, reducing the risk of injury.
100% Recycled rubber inserts are an alternative to classic fibre inserts such as the polyamide inserts. 100% recycled, they contribute to the environmental status of the CoralTread's Declare certification. At the Dunedin Faculty of Dentistry, a large entrance lobby allows for the use of ReTread inserts, with a large distance into the building ensuring excess dirt and moisture is removed before those entering reach the interior of the building.
With more than 40 years’ experience, Advance are experts in providing entry matting that performs to the highest standards for most conditions.
Project: University of Otago Dental School
Photographer: Dennis Radermacher