The B:HIVE is a newest offering of co-working space in Auckland; it's also the first co-working offering on the North Shore.
Located on the Smales Farm precinct, the client’s goal for B:HIVE is to create a progressive office space, with green sensibility. It provides a broader social hub, a far cry from a cold business park. The design aims to reflect the client’s ethical commitment with place-making and community connections.
The building itself (B5) is 16,500m² and will provide a range of offices spaces for innovative and creative businesses. It features an office partitioning system and shared (between tenants) meeting rooms to provide the ultimate in tenant flexibility. The ground-floor includes event and large meeting spaces. A key feature of the building is a central atrium and spiral staircase. It provides a vibrant focal point while allowing in plenty of natural light to all levels. Along with the main building is a 2,500m² extension that will have car parking, hospitality and retail offerings.
This project has been delivered by Jasmax in association with BVN Architecture.
Metro Magazine, Why Auckland needs more working spaces like the B:Hive.
Architecture Now, Co-working Buzz