New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 14

The brief for Three35 required full compliancy with a 4 Star Green Star benchmark, although this accreditation has not yet been pursued. A raft of green elements include passive control over the sun, utilising the brise soleil, and high-efficiency, argon-filled double glazing to retain warmth in winter. The buildings’ adaptable floorplates and emphasis on encouraging the use of stairs are other sustainable factors. Eco-friendly elements, such as low-flow water fittings, LED sensor lighting and VOC-free materials feature throughout. The green walls for the car park and the use of permeable components in the landscaping to enable rainwater recycling are other Green Star pluses. 12 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT Jasmax also completed four integrated fit-outs, including two for principal tenants MediaWorks and Moore Stephens Markhams. Part of the prescription for ground-level tenants determined that furniture would not set against external walls – to help make the interiors attractive from outside. Natural timbers feature on the interior, and for MediaWorks, vibrant polycarbonate-enclosed spaces offer visual interest when viewed from the street. Exposed ceilings add a touch of industrial chic. The fit-out for accountancy firm Moore Stephens Markhams, has a refined demeanour. Clean, bright surfaces and frosted glazing create the professional aesthetic the company required. Below left The high-visibility staircases provide continuity between buildings and encourage the use of stairs, rather than elevators. Facing page:Exposed ceilings and natural woods feature in the MediaWorks fit-out. Contemporary polycarbonate screen walls offer notes of vibrancy, appreciated by staff and passers-by alike. The steel structure, with its removable steel fusible links, is on show in the reception – a reminder of the building’s high-tech makeup.