2022 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Ebb inverts the conventional relationship of a hotel atrium and lobby, allowing transparency through a well-scaled and active central void. A glazed external pathway at the atrium edge activates internal circulation. Casual luxury is announced at reception and carried through public spaces by refined metal detailing, landscaping and art within the gallery-style, multilevel space. Considered repeatability of conventional building components efficiently affords a variety of room configurations. The large-scale artwork by Simon Kaan is integral to the façade. This curtain wall is a creative privacy screen animated by occupation at night and serves as a public installation that embeds a cultural and historical view of Ōtepoti.