Fonterra Head Office

Embracing Fonterra’s origins and company ethos, the Head Office is designed to evoke the company’s values of trust and transparency.

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Project Details

Client Fonterra & Goodman
Sector Commercial
Location Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Discipline Architecture, Interior Design
Status Completed 2016

Designed for a mobile workforce

A new gateway to Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, Fonterra’s global headquarters incorporated five different sites into ‘one Fonterra’ – a seven storey office development accommodating 1,400 staff. Evoking the business framework of ‘Our Place, Our People and Our Ambition’, an ‘activity-based-working’ approach supported increased staff mobility and fostered a flexible and collaborative work environment. The open plan layout future proofs the building, providing a long-life-loose fit, adaptable investment.

Designed to maximise efficiency, the building has a 5 Green Star base build design rating and a 6 Green Star interior design rating. The energy efficient thermal envelope and building services design includes an all-electric heating system to reduce carbon emissions, a water conservation system using rainwater harvesting and solar hot water heating. In addition, two simple and efficient floorplates connect a central atrium offering a remarkable 99% Net Lettable Area (NLA) to Gross Floor Area (GFA) ratio.



2016 Interior Awards - Winner - Over 1,000sqm Workplace
2016 PCNZ Awards - Commercial Property - Excellence
2016 PCNZ Awards - Green Building - Merit
2016 Best Awards - Offices and Workplace Over 1,000sqm - Silver