Studio Pacific Architecture has delivered a building that completes the Taranaki Wharf Precinct and successfully links the city to the sea.
The building has a sculptural quality and appears as if sitting on a plinth marrying it to its site and to its heritage neighbour, the John
Chambers Building (now Xero House). Stitched into its surrounding historic urban precinct, it maintains a unique and contemporary presence.
The facades are crafted to reflect a materiality and personality. From some aspects, the high studs and glazing appear as openings with a
depth that makes them appear to be carved out of the solid form; in others the openings are set within a strong but fine frame, where they can reflect the brilliance of the harbour.
The expansive interiors make full use of the building’s geometry to draw in the site’s views and light.