New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/9 - Page 4

CONTENTS 22 6 EDUCATION MIT Manukau Campus, Auckland This tertiary campus straddles a railway line, seamlessly linking a new business school with a transport interchange 8 Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW Australia Creating a new technologies building gave this university an ideal opportunity to walk the talk for sustainable design 22 MARKET SECTOR REPORTS Heritage Buildings: Seismic Retrofits Preserving heritage buildings from seismic damage and making them safer is a focus for specialist engineers, says John Hare of Holmes Consulting Group 31 LED Technology: Street Lighting The rapid adoption of LED street lighting technology has underscored the need for new specifications and guidelines, says Andy Collins of Opus International Consultants 62 Urban Design: Housing Clusters Shifting thinking – Aecom structural engineer Isabella Franks puts the case for higher density living 81 52 36 PROJECT PORTFOLIO Grant Thornton House Podium, Wellington Boasting a contemporary profile and transparent, engaging aesthetic, this prominent building has been given a facelift, and now opens up to shoppers at street level 38 Harley Gray Building, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland Designed to integrate seamlessly with existing facilities, this state-of-the-art clinical services building is at the heart of Middlemore Hospital 44 100 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch As new buildings take shape and open for business along many of the city’s thoroughfares, this mixed-use commercial development is one of the latest landmarks in the Christchurch rebuild 50 Ceres Organics, Auckland Raw, unfinished materials, a living wall, and a commitment to sustainability reflect the core values of the company behind this new office and warehouse 52 66 Cover Interactive classrooms and student breakout hubs line each level of the atrium in the new MIT Manukau Campus. These feature colourful furniture and pods where students can meet and share ideas. See full story on pages 6-20. Photograph by Jamie Cobel. New Lynn Merchant Quarter, Auckland The stand-out facade of this new residential building benefits from a custom-specified cladding system – chosen for its versatility, affordability and extended life 58 66 APARTMENTS The Interlace, Singapore With its hexagonal matrix of interlocking building blocks, this residential development weaves a new sense of collective engagement 68 Eliza, Sydney While the sandstone exterior of this new apartment building fits within the historical context of the inner-city streetscape, the building methodology and architecture is pure 21st century 74 86 WORKPLACE Charter Hall, Sydney An open, transparent office with a floating glass box meeting room and elevated deck reinforces the huge cultural change that has transformed this workplace 88 DNV GL Technology Centre, Singapore When a global giant in risk management brings together various business arms at one address, the interiors are likely to foster engagement all round 94 Kimberly-Clark, Chicago This contemporary fit-out of the penthouse floors of an iconic Art Deco building has created the perfect home for a corporate team specialising in social media research 102 108 official media partner INDEX