University of Auckland Business School and Teaching Complex

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University of Auckland Business School and Teaching Complex
Our inspiration for this project was drawn directly from the fusion of natural landscape, urban form and heritage of cultural exchange and flow that characterise this beautiful site at the edge of the campus, overlooking Auckland Harbour and the Auckland Domain. Prior to modern development this landscaped valley used to be known for the stream, Waipapa that flowed directly into the Harbour, and it was near this stream that early European settlers traded with the Ngati Whatua tribes. An equal inspiration was the ambition of the University to create a new centre for learning, innovation, a place of knowledge exchange and collaboration for future leaders. We developed architectural forms that open through a series of organic flowing ribbons in a gesture of invitation, outreach and optimism, gathering the energy of the site into a major new public square. These layered glass and stainless steel planes are carefully composed to orientate and join the forms and internal volumes of the new building to significant landscape elements. The central atrium and internal gathering space is directed out between the two largest ribbons to connect with the natural landscape of the Auckland Domain, the northern figural

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    View of the atrium social hub View of 600 seats auditorium Entry roof reflections Concept sketch - Place Concept sketch - Blades & Podium Concept sketch - Form Design sketch Lower and upper podium plans Elevation and typical upper plan View of the North Head View from Forecourt - night View of the layering blades View from Forecourt - day View of Forecourt from above View of the North Head from Wynyard Mall View from motorway View of entry foyer View of entry roof glazing detail View of atrium from Level 3 View of atrium from Podium Level View of the atrium social hub View of 600 seats auditorium Entry roof reflections Concept sketch - Place Concept sketch - Blades & Podium Concept sketch - Form Design sketch Lower and upper podium plans Elevation and typical upper plan View of the North Head View from Forecourt - night View of the layering blades View from Forecourt - day View of Forecourt from above View of the North Head from Wynyard Mall View from motorway View of entry foyer View of entry roof glazing detail View of atrium from Level 3 View of atrium from Podium Level View of the atrium social hub View of 600 seats auditorium Entry roof reflections Concept sketch - Place Concept sketch - Blades & Podium Concept sketch - Form Design sketch Lower and upper podium plans Elevation and typical upper plan
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