This project represents a remarkable collaboration between WAM, Aurecon and TSA. Together, we have achieved a unique and aesthetically pleasing space that incorporates strong New Zealand cultural elements, specifically through the extensive use of Pine and Macrocarpa. The entire team worked closely to ensure that the vision for the space was both visually appealing while seamlessly incorporating the structural requirements.
The use of natural timbers in the project design was a significant aspect of incorporating New Zealand cultural elements. The design team worked extensively with Whakakainga Aurecon and Ngāti Whātua to tell the story of the Curious Adventurer and its link to the local environment. These timbers were utilized in various elements of the fitout, including flooring, a large amount of joinery, and the impressive staircase which added warmth, and richness which is distinctively New Zealand.
Savory maintained the project’s carbon offset from Day 1 and successfully finished the work on time.