Travelling to or from Wellington by air is a unique and exciting experience, often made all the more exciting by our famous wind. The airport building provides an opportunity to create a welcoming threshold to the city.
Our aim was to build an open and flexible environment which responds to the various emotions of the building users from the excitement of an imminent holiday, to travel anxiety, or the sadness of departure.
Built over an existing operating airport, this complex project required detailed developmental and construction planning and a collaborative approach across the project team.
The airport sits on the Miramar peninsular link. This dramatic slice of land links Wellington’s harbour to the north with the wild south coast. The airport collects the wrath of the elements, and uses the strap-line ‘Wild at Heart’ to describe itself.
The main terminal provides a generous and welcoming space with a soaring ceiling and panoramic views of the runway and the city beyond. The inflected roof form references the movement of take-off and landing.
The terminal provides a warm and inviting passenger hall which enhances the travel experience for Wellingtonians and their visitors whatever the weather outside.
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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