Massey University were looking for an interior fitout that would showcase their new flagship engineering course. The project would be the front office for students, staff and visitors to the school.
Within this area are the class rooms and staff spaces, incorporating state of the art technology throughout. The project was on the first floor of an old 1960’s purpose made building for the former Wellington Polytechnic.
The building had an unusual structure with central insitu concrete structural walls, post stressed floor/ceiling and spandrels, and with low suspended ceilings.
The building also required seismic restrengthening and upgrading of old teaching labs to current standards.
The planning worked around the existing structure. The concrete shear walls which became the main ordering device of the plan are celebrated by stripping away the finishes to express the raw materiality.
Ceilings were removed to improve proportions and volumes of the spaces, and building services are exposed. With bold use of colour, lighting and innovative use of materials, the campus has been injected with a fresh and dynamic departmental space.
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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