- Tallest residential building in New Zealand
- Landmark project for Auckland’s skyline
Challenged with designing the tallest residential tower in New Zealand, PB&A delivered an outstanding project for consent. The proposed 52-storey building, incorporating a 5 star, 400-room hotel and a 6-level retail complex, is located above a new underground station in the CRL system, and facilitates direct access between the station concourse and the proposed mall/hotel.
The tower is presented as a very tall sleek form with its axis orientated in the north-south direction. Its narrow face presents to the waterfront and allows views towards the Waitemata Harbour. The tower form is broken into three parts, separated by the innovative use of sky decks which provide open exterior spaces for hotel guests and patrons. The glazing system design and the organisation of flush and exposed mullions provides three-dimensional modulation and detail.
Occupying a significant central city site close to Queen Street, this elegant, contemporary building will make a distinctive contribution to Auckland’s skyline.