The Chief Post Office, designed in 1909 in an Imperial Baroque style, is a Category C1 building, ie an historic building of regional and national significance. The Britomart Transport Centre presented the opportunity to adapt it in a meaningful way and re-establish it as a building with a use that befits its stature. The ground floor is once again a significant public space – the grand “reception room” of the city.
Restored to its former glory, the Chief Post Office now stands as a landmark building at the foot of Queen Street, accommodating the vital interchange for trains, buses and ferries.
The 1909 Imperial Baroque style building has been restored and upgraded to its former glory and now stands as a landmark building accommodating Auckland’s vital transportation interchange. The architects have shown their ability to execute the work in a sensitive manner that is virtually invisible, in doing so honouring the original design. The introduced and historic elements are clearly defined through separation and by the use of materials and colour.
- 2006 NZIA Resene Local Award – Heritage & Conservation
- 2008 NZIA National Award - Heritage & Conservation