New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 129

FINISHING TOUCH Key design elements at the new Panmure Interchange feature honed basalt from SCE Stone & Design – a reference to the ancient lava flows on the isthmus Above:Honed basalt supplied by SCE Stone & Design features extensively at the Panmure Interchange. It wraps the walls of the lift shaft (left) and clads structural columns and outdoor seating (right). Good design is just as much about the use of materials and the way these contribute to the overall aesthetic as it is about functionality. For the Panmure Interchange project, designed by Opus NZ, there was no compromise – highquality materials were specified throughout. These include the extensive use of honed basalt, supplied by SCE Stone & Design. The basalt frames the entry, clads structural columns and barrier walls, wraps the walls of the lift shaft and forms a waterfall edge on the outdoor s