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Sustainable Design Impact

The new timber clubhouse complex at the Queenstown Country Club (QCC) on Ladies Mile is a central feature of the development and makes a significant impact underlining the sustainable creativity of JTB Architects.

“We’re seeing an exciting growth in demand for sustainable design,” says lead architect on the QCC development Mike Dillon. “Our award-winning team champions a blend of innovation and environmental sustainability in residential and public buildings.”

“The developers of the luxury QCC clubhouse, Arvida, set ambitious environmental targets. Meeting these was a challenge and an adventure, driving us to conceive designs that are eco-friendly, yet beautiful and practical. We’ve had to push the boundaries of what is achievable in environmentally conscious construction.”

He says design decisions have big environmental consequences.

 “The timber structure of the QCC will store 333 tCO2 where an equivalent concrete building would emit 1,942 tCO2.“

“It is not just commercial developments that are seeking sustainable options, there is also strong demand for greener homes. When building houses in pristine landscapes like Central Otago, knowing that a build will have a positive impact on the environment, is an increasingly sharp focus for our clients.”

“Surprisingly sustainability doesn’t have to cost more or skimp on style. Going green can lead to beautiful aesthetic outcomes,” says Mike. “The tactile charm of timber, the play of natural light and angles that harness the sun all culminate in homes that feel good, are environmentally attuned and genuinely beautiful.”

“With offices in Wānaka, Nelson and the main centres JTB Architects recognises the benefits of being embedded in the communities they serve. We’re not just designing from afar – we’re there, understanding the land, the weather and the people.”