Antipodes Skincare Heritage Refurbishment received two NZIA _Wellington Regional Awards on 22 July. The judges citation capture the project superbly.
Category: Commercial Architecture
"This extensive refurbishment of a 1930s building superbly demonstrates how architecture can express, externally and internally, an organisation’s brand and ethos, and can integrate this work with a significant seismic upgrade. The Antipodes building archieves a delicate balance of gentle touch and industrial aesthetic. Raw finishes and muscular seismic structural additions complement the fine interior detailing of oak timber, acoustic panels, patterned tiles, and playful decorative motifs."
"A beautiful restoration of a heritage 1930s façade and internal entry stair, and the reactivation of the building as the base for New Zealand company Antipodes, has revived the building’s graciousness. The heritage upgrade achieves a complex balance of adaptive reuse, sustainable solutions, and resilient seismic upgrades, enlivened by the bold move of cutting a lightwell in the building to illuminate a modern working environment. The refurbishment overlays new materials, textures, and themes with sensitivity, while accomodating a modern commercial environment.
Thank you to Antipodes Skincare for working with AW so we were able to deliver a wonderful space for them and their team.
Link to the NZIA Wellington Regional awards: Winners 2020 Wellington
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