Vogel was developed as an office block by Capital Properties NZ Limited for an integrated office environment for over 2,500 civil servants in the heart of the Government Centre in Wellington.
The project incorporates an iconic but tired existing 1960’s government office building and two new office buildings.
The buildings are composed on the site to create an integrated campus organised around a dynamic central covered atrium. The site is surrounded by three important streets, and the large floor plates cover half a city block. Existing building structure required careful consideration to ensure the project met strict criteria required for modern workplace design.
The design team were focused on ensuring that the development made a positive contribution to the urban environment.
The building has been broken down to create a controlled group of related forms on the site, which has helped to reduce the apparent scale of the development. Repetition of vertical elements across the forms links the elements together and humanises the scale of the facades.
The atrium space and public concourses through the atrium provide connectivity through the building and through the city block, creating a dynamic central focus for the campus.
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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