New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/9 - Page 53

Below:Calder Stewart was the main contractor for this new Christchurch commercial building, 100 Moorhouse Ave. The building features retail outlets, including a café and courtyard at street level, with offices above. Below right:There are adjustable louvres over the central courtyard. The rear of the building, facing an industrial zone, features Corten steel. between the two wings. This has adjustable overhead louvres that shelter the outdoor seating area. There is also a canopy of louvres along the entire north-facing glazed front facade. These are fixed at an angle that provides shade to the offices, while still allowing plenty of natural light inside, thus reducing the load on the air conditioning systems. The building features Corten steel on the rear walls, which present a more robust face to the rail corridor. A quality interior fit-out reflects the developer’s commitment to good design. Mathieson says Calder Stewart co-ordinated the integration of all the tenancy fit-outs with the base build. For details, contact Calder Stewart Industries, PO Box 8356, Christchurch 8041, phone (03) 338 0013. Email: Website: save | share Search 44924 at SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT 51