2017 Wellington Architecture Awards
Ministry of Social Development Fitout
Integrated with the base re-build, this fitout design makes a difficult floor plate work very well. The underlying conception for the project – Tāne Mahuta – generates expressive finishes and colourways that distinguish the floors and create clear orientation. The hubs provide compelling social and gathering spaces. The lineal workplaces are cleverly broken by the interruption of meeting places but also retain the through links from The Terrace to the motorway. This interior is an example of how collaboration between the base build architects and the fitout architects can provide a fully resolved outcome.