As the country’s primary provider of postal and communication services, NZ Post seeks to evolve with the changing business requirements of their clients. The design of their Wellington head office reflects this response to changing business needs. The new layout underscores transparency, reflects openness to both their customers and the public, and encourages collaboration.
The project’s scope included the ground floor and four tower levels of the NZ Post House building on Waterloo Quay. Jasmax’s challenge was to translate NZ Post Group’s strategic vision - ‘one group under one roof’- into a supportive working environment that enhances the brand, while enabling effective customer engagement.
On arrival, the frameless glazed walls provide a transparent link from the street to interior. This sheltered public concourse encourages commuters to use the internal street as an alternative to gusty Waterloo Quay.
The public connection is enhanced through the addition of a café and repositioning of the private mail boxes at the heart of the floor, celebrating NZ Post’s customers as the traditional core of the business. There are additional break-out areas,with brightly coloured, soundproofed meeting spaces available for public use.
The interior design in upper floors offer modern ways of working - flexible, formal workspaces and social, informal meeting spaces – along a ‘main street’, with natural gatherings of conversation stations that encourage impromptu interaction.
The updated work environments honour NZ Post’s rich heritage, with the colour palette and materials reflecting New Zealand’s regional geography.
- 2016 NZIA Local Branch Award - Winner - Interior Architecture
- 2016 NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award - Winner - Interior Architecture