Wigram Magdala Link Bridge

Aim:

With a growing population around Wigram, infrastructure was needed to ease congestion, improve journey times and to provide motorists and cyclists with a direct link to the Central City. The Wigram Magdala Link consists of an overbridge that joins Wigram Road and Magdala Place, better connecting the south-west of Christchurch with Riccarton and Addington.

What we did:

North Shore Hospital Theatre Refurbishment

Aim:

The four theatres, which hadn’t been updated since the 1980s, are the WDHB’s oldest. The floor size of all four theatres had to be increased to accommodate the latest equipment and technology, thus improving surgical workflow.

What we did:

Te Oro Youth Music and Arts Centre

Aim: 

To provide a multi-purpose space where young people and the local community can gather to perform, practice and learn the arts, express creativity and celebrate cultures.

What we did:

Built a complex two storey building comprising 1,422 square metres, with many purposes and features:

Walter Nash Centre

Aim:

The new facility combines the existing Walter Nash Centre, Taita Community Hall, Taita Community Library and Hutt Valley Netball Courts and is a hub for community programmes, services and activities for the region. Already, it is making a difference to people in the local community.

What we did:

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club

Aim:

The Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club had to be demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes. The club’s prime beach front location had to be carefully considered, taking into account the harsh weather the building needs to withstand. The club and community also wanted "a great piece of architecture", not just another changing shed. The building aims to blend in with the environment, rather than dominate it.

Pridelands, Auckland Zoo

Aim:

The Pridelands project is part of the zoo’s master plan for bringing the animals together into global zones and integrating different species into single enclosures. This was achieved by construction of a new giraffe feeding platform, installation of natural rock bleachers, a meerkat enclosure, watering hole and a new aviary containing meerkats, lovebirds and leopard tortoises. The project has an African theme, which ties in to the surrounding African exhibits.

Les Mills, Newmarket

Aim:

The original 1970s cement sheet clad warehouse and office building needed to be transformed into a state of the art gymnasium. The aim was to install a fully glazed curtain wall façade, allowing moments of transparency and visual connection between the energetic play within the busy streetscape below.

Embassy Theatre, Wellington

Aim:

Listed Category 1 on the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register, the Embassy Theatre was built in 1924. Hawkins was asked to preserve this cultural gem as part of Wellington City Council’s 10-year plan to undertake earthquake work on its buildings that had been identified as potentially being unsafe in an earthquake.

Auckland International Airport - Koru Lounge Refurbishment

Aim:

The Air New Zealand flagship lounge at Auckland International Airport was designed to cater for a growing number of high value customers. At more than 2,000 square metres the new Koru lounge was designed to seat more than 375 travellers, which is 40 per cent bigger than the airline's old Auckland lounge.

 

What we did:

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Aim:

A place to call home had been a long-held dream for ATC, says general manager Lester McGrath. “We wanted to create an open, inviting environment that would encourage people to utilise the street-level areas of the theatre outside of show times – something that would add to the invigorated Wynyard Quarter, which would in turn invigorate the theatre company and the way we make theatre,” he adds.

 

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