2020 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Antipodes Skincare Heritage Refurbishment
A beautiful restoration of a heritage 1930s façade and internal entry stair, and the reactivation of the building as the base for New Zealand company Antipodes, has revived the building’s graciousness. The heritage upgrade achieves a complex balance of adaptive reuse, sustainable solutions, and resilient seismic upgrades, enlivened by the bold move of cutting a lightwell in the building to illuminate a modern working environment. The refurbishment overlays new materials, textures, and themes with sensitivity, while accommodating a modern commercial environment.