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Wānaka Office Building

YEAR

2023

LOCATION

Wānaka, New Zealand

PHOTOS

Renders by Condon Scott Architects

As the new commercial development of Three Parks in Wānaka moves into construction phase, we were engaged by our client Fyfe Karamaena Ltd as their Architect and Interior Designer for a new purpose-built office space.

On a high profile lot on Sir Tim Wallis Drive – the main arterial route of the Three Parks subdivision – the double storey building features a street facing facade and is sided by a rear accessway. Two separate retail spaces are located on the ground level, with the top storey dedicated offices.

Pre-cast concrete panels were used as the primary construction method, with a unique decorative geometric finish to give the building a sense of architectural flair and point of difference within the commercial precinct.

Inside, the first floor layout is centred around a core structure that includes a lift and staircase to provide access to the office space and communal facilities. A series of offices, meeting rooms and open plan desk spaces are effectively positioned around all four sides of the building, enabling individual window for each room to maximise natural light. This central core layout also provides flexibility for current and future tenant fit-outs. Shared balconies at the rear of the building provide occupants with private external break-out spaces.