Lead Engineer: Andrew Pennington

Region: Auckland

Category: Working

Architect: Fearon Hay


NZIA Judges Citation: This expertly handled project balances contrasting elements with ease: it is simultaneously both large and small, precious and non-precious, and uses refined detailing with unrefined materials. The massive volumes of the warehouse are composed against the delicacy of the office, workshop and art exhibition areas. The transition zone between the two scales is supported with carefully placed slices of light, as are the main areas in the office interior. Materials such as aluminium, steel and polycarbonate are detailed with precision, maintaining an unpretentious overall tone, while at the same time providing an unexpected grandeur not typical of raw materials.

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