For thousands of tourists, Queenstown airport is the gateway to New Zealand’s preeminent tourist destination, and one of the most inspiring landscapes in the world.
People come to the area for the natural beauty, the famous adventure experiences, and well established tourism destinations and events.
This project focused on creating a threshold to the area which enhances the visitor experience.
Set in a valley beside Lake Wakatipu, the terminal affords 360 degree panoramic views incorporating the Remarkables mountain range and Coronet Peak.
It was important that the building sat comfortably in the context and against the industrial scale of the adjacent airport infrastructure.
The airport buildings are conceived as a crisp clear counterpoint to the majesty of the surrounding landscape.
The palette of external materials included expressed steel, sheet metal and schist to reflect the local vernacular and reinforce a sense of place. Generous air-side glazing offers views of the runway with the dramatic backdrop of the mountain ranges behind.
Planning of the airport anticipated future expansion, which CCM continue to work on.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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