This project for ECC was to create a memorable room whilst maintaining a backdrop of simplicity and functionality. Used primarily as ECC’s exterior display room, the canopy area doubles as a social space during the warm Auckland evenings.
The addition has allowed the company to provide an inviting display area and entry that sits as a backdrop to the business of supplying high end design products.
The resultant structure is one of minimal intrusion and maximum flexibility. The large cantilevering timber grille is lightly connected to the ground providing a base from which the waterproofing translucent polycarbonate roof element over is attached. The balustrades are constructed of sustainably grown yellow cedar with concrete pavers to the floor and bluestone treads.
Coordinated into this are all the services (fire and lighting), with careful attention to detail to ensure the resultant wiring and fittings remain unobtrusive.
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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