2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Occupying a prominent position in Botany this car sales and service facility has a light and delicate presence for a building of its size. The design is informed by the philosophy of the parent company, which expresses a commitment to environmental principles. Two large buildings, which are given warmth by the use of timber structural members and plywood linings, are split into separate volumes. These are linked by an elegant inverted ‘hipped roof’ porte-cochère which appears to hover over the intermediate space and creates a pleasant arrival experience. The subtle use of the client’s corporate red colour creates a shimmering effect on exterior cladding, punctuated with solid red accents around doorways.