2020 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner
Foster Group Headquarters
This building displays an uncommon concern for quality and design detail in an industrial context. The luminous mesh façade has a proud street presence and serves as a dynamic signboard for the business behind. Building forms are deftly modelled with skewed geometry and contrasting materials to signal function and lessen the effect of warehouse bulk. Interior spaces are well-considered environments, with expressed material and service details. The material choice and detailing showcase both the client’s business and the art of construction and create spaces appropriate to their use and of human scale. The result of the commitment by client and architect to design quality is a building that is both a demonstration of their ambition and an inviting workplace.