New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/9 - Page 44

Built over the existing basement entry ramp, the new public facility is clad in high-quality large format white clay tiles. This finish references the previous mosaic tile cladding. “The new pedestrian cross-link through the building, the full-height, clear-glass frontages and the banishment of an unsightly amenity together give this key building a presence that, rather than reflecting back at you, invites you in,” says Drummond. Project:Grant Thornton House, Wellington Architect:Athfield Architects Owner:Willis Bond & Co Construction company:LT McGuinness Structural engineer:Dunning Thornton Mechanical and electrical engineer:NDY Quantity surveyor:Rider Levett Bucknall Earthworks:Multi Civil Contractors Landscaping:Horokiwi Paving Fire consultant:Holmes Fire Cladding:APL Roofing:Equus Facade design:Athfield and Wight Aluminium Window and door joinery:Wight Aluminium, Ultra Glass Hardware:Sopers Macindoe Handrails:Fabricon Metal Solutions Blinds:Window Treatments Wall and floor tiles:Hurricane Tiling Wallcoverings:Prime Interiors Ceiling:Metro Ceilings Signage:Watermark Signs 42 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT resource list | plan | images Search 44561 at Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Grant Sheehan Below:Rays of light – custom inset wall and ceiling light fixtures reflect the shape of the walkway and the perpendicular nature of the signage outside.