University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus

Client: University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus
Architect: Jasmax
Interior Designer: Jasmax / UoW
 Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Project Size: 8,400m²
Project Manager: Greenstone Group
Photographer: Mark Scowen


  • Motiv Worksystem – fixed height & electric adjustable desks
  • Quadra Worksystem
  • Motiv Slimline Mobile Drawer Unit
  • Kardo Monitor Arms
  • Cadeira Chair
  • Custom Storage Unit – with sliding doors, drawers & open shelves
  • Metal Sliding Door Storage Unit
  • Metal Sliding Door Storage Unit with Planter
  • Metal Tambour Storage Unit
  • Mascot Personal Storage Unit
  • Mascot Cupboard
  • Mascot Bookcase
  • Mascot Bookcase with Planter & Pinboard
  • Classic Filing Cabinet
  • BeConn Table
  • Aktiv Flip & Roll Table
  • Centro Disc Base Meeting Table
  • Argo Flip-top Table
  • Team Flip-top Table


  • Trapezoid Table
  • UR Meeting Table
  • Crucifix Cafe Table
  • Bespoke Luca Table
  • Bespoke Luca Bar Leaner
  • Zeno Table
  • Memo Laptop Table
  • Side Table
  • Edge Freestanding Screen
  • Buzz Side Screen
  • Web Chair
  • Spring Chair
  • Pop Chair
  • Kalea Chair
  • Barker Chair
  • Zeno Bench Seat
  • Kalea Bar Stool
  • Tate Stool
  • Plinth
  • Bespoke Collaborative Booth (green/blue, red/orange, timber feet, twin stem plate table)
  • Colosseum Collaborative Soft Seating
  • Round Ottoman
  • Sidiz Square Seating – Low back
  • Orion Modular Seating – straight high back, 90⁰ curve high back, straight low back, 90⁰ curve low back, straight ottomans, 90⁰ curve ottomans, 60⁰ curve ottomans
  • Scrum Isolate Pod

“Building the new University of Waikato campus in the heart of the Tauranga CBD provided opportunities to trial new and innovative teaching styles while creating functional, creative spaces for students, staff and the community to enjoy. As you walk through our stunning building you see varying spaces tailored to multiple users and understand how furniture brings this building to life and encourages people to stay, work and study.

The University wanted to create a “sticky campus” whereby students and staff are encouraged to stay on campus and give the place a sense of vibrancy.  By creating collaborative social learning spaces outside classrooms and throughout the campus, it is the furniture choices that make the spaces inviting, each offering an alternative look and feel.

Selecting Crestline to fit out the University campus has been a very successful venture. Crestline’s product range met our standards for robustness and longevity, whilst providing a modern range of furniture that was comfortable and vibrant.

Crestline worked with us to achieve our goal, offering solutions along the way while always providing a consistent professional service from furniture selection through to the phased installation on a busy construction site.

I have no hesitation in recommending Crestline, they are a great team who deliver what they promise.”

Sally Davies – University of Waikato

University of Waikato’s Tauranga Campus has won the Bank of New Zealand Supreme Excellence Award at the Bay of Plenty Property People Awards. It was one of three titles awarded to the $55 million Tauranga Campus which opened earlier this year.

The facility also won the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers Urban Design and Architectural Award and the Greenstone Group Best Team Award. After two decades of community lobbying and fundraising, the 8400sqm state-of-the-art multi-purpose teaching and research facility, now accommodates one thousand students and staff, with multi-purpose spaces for the local community.

Judges cited the complexity of stakeholder engagement and the well-executed project team, including 55 subcontractors. “This project truly exceeded expectations – Greenstone Group, Rider Levett Bucknall, Jasmax, Beca, Hawkins and the broader team, have delivered an exemplary building. The result is a beautiful, well-crafted campus, that has enormous benefits for the community.”

Sun, Surf and Study! Get the very best of them all at the new University of Waikato Tauranga campus! This magnificent building in the Tauranga CBD unites the University’s network of campuses in the Bay and will enhance the growing range of qualifications available to students in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after regions. Crestline Furniture Systems worked closely with the University of Waikato Property and Facilities team to help create inspiring and uplifting interiors by supplying and installing Crestline furniture for this world-class education space.

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