66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 69

Left Catalina Bay acts as a gateway to Auckland’s picturesque Upper Waitamata Harbour. Above Architecturally impressive office space in the Catalina Workshop buildings. shared collaborative office spaces and what is sure to be a fun-filled focal point for many; Little Creatures’ state-of-the-art microbrewery. No less than seven existing RNZAF buildings on the site have been saved and rejuvenated in this manner. Development Director, Wayne Silver, says that the work Willis Bond & Co. in consultation with Cheshire Architects has undertaken at Catalina Bay bucks the trend for new development work in other parts of the region. “Auckland has done a poor job of maintaining heritage. What we’ve got left we absolutely must preserve for future generations. The critical task is to identify the best and figure out how to keep that,” he says. Top Fabric Cafe has become a focal point of Catalina Bay. Middle An artisan food producer preparing dishes at the Catalina Bay indoor farmers market. Middle Catalina Bay will come alive through the summer months as the project enters its second stage. Below The Sunderland Hanger was built in 1939 to house the flying boat of the same name. Right Famed craft brewer Little Creatures is establishing its first New Zealand microbrewery in the Sunderland Hanger in 2019.