The building design consists of two blocks, joined by a multi-storey glazed link. Fifteen themed open plan workspaces replace the traditional office and cubicle forms associated with banking institutions.
ASB North Wharf
The client’s key drivers were to create a workplace that sets new standards of sustainable design, occupant satisfaction, internal environmental quality, energy performance and amenity.
|Discipline||Architecture, Interior Design|
The future of work
Activity Based Working allows occupants the freedom to locate and use workspaces that suit current needs. This leads to a more collaborative and sociable environment that works ultimately to cultivate innovation.
The client’s commitment to the integration of sustainable design has resulted in the completed building achieving a NZGBC 5 star Green Star Rating for Office Design. The outer façades, characterised by elements of the pohutukawa, efficiently provide 65% shading to the interior, allowing for controlled internal shading whilst maximising views over the harbour.
A sophisticated natural ventilation (fresh air displacement) system integrated into the building’s funnel and cube design notifies occupants when external conditions are favourable to open windows, and a light-reflector installed in the funnel directs natural sunlight into the central atria of the building.
|2014||Property Council NZ Supreme Award Winner|
|2014||Property Council NZ Commercial Office Property Award, Best in Category|
|2014||Property Council NZ Green Building Property Award, Green Building Property Award|
|2014||NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal|
|2014||NZIA National Awards - Commercial Architecture, Interior Architecture and Sustainability|
|2014||NZ Commercial Project Awards - Gold - Commercial and Civic|
|2013||NZIA Auckland Architecture Award - Sustainability|