Joint Design Team, Woods Bagot with Warren and Mahoney, won an international design competition to design the new headquarters of the Bank of New Zealand in Auckland. This premium grade office tower occupies a unique city block bounded by Queen and Shortland Streets, Fort Street and Jean Batten Place. Comprising four levels of underground parking and seven levels of podium commercial office space, the main glass tower building rises behind the old façade of the historical seven-storey Jean Batten Building.
On completion, 80 Queen Street tower was Auckland’s most advanced Environmentally Sustainable commercial building in use, utilising ventilated facade technology and ventilated grey water recycling. New test methods of measurement were adopted, and informed the floorplate design process. Large podium floorplates are suitable for the single key tenant and smaller tower floors are aligned to the Auckland speculative commercial office market.
Winter gardens and six levels of interconnecting voids animate the podium spaces to deliver a workplace that enables cultural change and improved productivity.
See our Global Workplace e-newsletter story relating to 80 Queen Street "The Deloitte Centre" here - including four documentaries:Research Informed DesignThink Global, Act LocalA Sustainable and Healthy EnvironmentThe Deloitte Centre Case Study
“The building looks truly sensational. It is clearly and irrefutably the premier commercial property in NZ. The sky catcher / picture frames / hero beam suspended awning / multi-dimensional facades / stone reconciliation wall / JBB façade restoration / the highly transparent and striking entry lobby and the Fred Graham stainless steel anchor stones all work together to create something very special. We are very proud and I am sure you will be to” Timothy Pope - Regional Director, Developments NZ, Brookfield Multiplex Ltd, 2010
Auckland Architecture Awards- Commercial Architecture Award- Heritage Award, Jean Batten Building
Property Council of New ZealandCommercial Office Property Excellence Award
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Photography by Trevor Mein and Patrick Reynolds