- NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty : Architecture Award
Delivered by the Wingates team in 2016, this HQ building for Trustpower has its office accommodation arranged on ground floor and two upper levels with a main entrance from Durham Street. The Gross Floor area of the building is 9,750M2 and occupies the entire width of the site with a large central atrium providing a physical and visual connection between the three office floors. Full height glazing to each upper level is broken by a recessed aluminium panel at every floor and expresses the dynamic horizontal quality of the space behind. The glass is a random mix of four colours and three widths, selected to create a subtle mix of transparency, tone and reflectivity. This project’s success was acknowledged with a win at the 2016 NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty awards with the judges describing the line between the base build and fit out as being successfully blurred through a seamless collaboration with the fit out design team.