New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 78

PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL SUPREME AWARD ASB NORTH WHARF, AUCKLAND ASB North Wharf represents a shared vision to advance commercial office development in New Zealand. By prov iding innovative facilities for a healthier and more productive workplace environment; a building fabric seamlessly integrated with advanced operational systems technology; and by reflecting a long-term commitment to nurturing a sustainable community within Wynyard Quarter, ASB North Wharf exemplifies a transformational development initiative that also brings an eye-catching landmark building to the Auckland City waterfront. The architecture celebrates both the maritime history of the location and the textural nuances of the Hauraki Gulf’s pohutukawa-wreathed coastline, capitalising on the spectacular views and northfacing aspect. The vibrant interior landscape of the building follows an informal campus format, and is furnished to create synergy between the many task-based work environments and occupants’ daily routines. Kiwi Income Property Trust ARCHITECT BVN Donovan Hill with Jasmax STRUCTURAL ENGINEER BGT Structures SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Arup QUANTITY SURVEYOR Rider Levett Bucknall CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Fletcher Construction PROJECT MANAGER Octa Associates ANCHOR TENANT AND DESIGN DIRECTOR ASB Bank ACTIVITY-BASED WORKING CONSULTANT Veldhoen + Company Judges’ Comments ASB North Wharf is a major new office development extending to more than 21,000m2 of lettable area in the emergent Wynyard Quarter. Kiwi Income Property Trust, in conjunction with ASB, has successfully created an innovative, healthy and more productive workplace environment, in a building fabric seamlessly integrated with advanced operational systems. Conceived and completed in the wake of the global financial crisis, the development has been a financial success for the owner, underpinned by a long term structured lease to ASB, while providing an eye-catching landmark building for the Auckland waterfront. 76 search | save | share at