New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 5

CONTENTS 18 6 OFFICE BUILDINGS Three35, Christchurch This mixed-use development on Lincoln Rd, Christchurch provides visual interest to the street and defines a green social space for citizens 8 41X, Melbourne With its engaging facade, open floorplates and 5 Star Green Star rating, the new Melbourne office for the Australian Institute of Architects sets an appropriate benchmark for commercial building design 18 Tasti, Auckland The design of this new head office for a food manufacturer pays respect to the locals – the facility is within an industrial area wedged between residential zones 32 15 Green Square Close, Brisbane One of the last buildings to go up in an established precinct outside the CBD, this low-rise commercial tower has a strong identity, with a distinctly urban edge 44 64 MARKET SECTOR REPORTS Office Renaissance Property markets were fairly resilient during the GFC, with most rebounding within a short period – Leslie Chua, executive director Asia, IPD 26 Sustainable Design High-performing buildings where people are happy, healthy and productive make sound economic sense – Paul Tuckley, NZ Green Building Council 52 Urban Strategy With myriad influences at play, public artworks, microclusters and growth incubators are transforming the built environment – David Grant, Place Associates 108 56 OFFICE INTERIORS WorkZone, Perth The comprehensive fit-out for the new Perth headquarters of a national construction company reflects interior design values of interaction, engagement and connectivity 58 Envision Control Centre, Shanghai Aerodynamic forms and a large, open floorplate create a free-flowing workplace for a company in the wind turbine business 64 138 Cover And the winner is... ASB North Wharf. The worthy recipient of this year’s Supreme Award at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Awards ticks all the boxes. It’s innovative, it’s productive, it’s healthy, and it’s a financial success. Read what the judges had to say about this project, plus all the other winners, on pages 72-95. Photograph by Jamie Cobel. 72 PROPERTY COUNCIL AWARDS Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Awards 2014 The results of the nation’s longest running commercial property awards are in – find out who won what, and why 96 URBAN STRATEGY Carlaw Park Student Village, Auckland A community-inspired project by the University of Auckland has students queuing to live in a new village on the park 96 112 AUCKLAND TRANSPORT UPGRADE Electrification update Faster, smoother, quieter – the multi-faceted electrification of Auckland’s rail system has streamlined public transport to signal the city of the future 114 Panmure Interchange A major transport initiative is unlocking Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs, and this new hub is a key part of the equation 120 Wiri Maintenance and Stabling Depot A new purpose-built facility for Auckland’s new electric train fleet introduces a number of firsts to New Zealand 130 138 PROJECT PORTFOLIO Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX With a design that evokes the surf of Californian beaches, this new facility heralds a new era in traveller comfort 140 148 official media partners INDEX