Architecture
has a social
responsibility
beyond the
building, client
& architect

Athfield House

Wellington

Tel. +64 4 499 1727

105 Amritsar Street
Khandallah
Wellington 6035
PO Box 3364
Wellington 6140

Christchurch

Tel. +64 3 377 2007

65 Cambridge Terrace
Christchurch 8013
PO Box 3724
Christchurch 8140

Auckland

Tel. +64 9 379 7331

478 Karangahape Road
Auckland 1010

VUW
Campus Hub & Library
06.40

Ideas that
change

People &
Place

VUW
Campus Hub & Library
06.40

VUW
Campus Hub & Library

The heart of this project is the “Great Room”, a large ground floor double-height space in the Hub opening directly onto the new courtyard creating a pairing of indoor and outdoor spaces. A nucleus for the social and learning activities of the University. Large automated sliding doors allow both spaces to seamlesslymerge.

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Why we practice
architecture.

We began working together in 1968. Every day, we make architecture that responds with spirit and ingenuity to the pressing challenges of our time: the need for sustainable design, quality housing, public spaces that reflect the community, and genuinecollaboration.

Athfield Architects

Our team is a close-knit group of specialists in architecture, interior design, urban planning and landscape architecture. Over the last half-century the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide and original range of work from urban masterplans, to public infrastructure, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces, and privatehousing.

Civic-Minded

Te Hononga
Christchurch Civic Building
07.06

Elegant
Environmentalism

07.06

Te Hononga
Christchurch Civic Building

In October 2007 Christchurch City Council selected the NZ Post building in Hereford Street as the preferred site for its new Civic Building. The existing building has been redeveloped to provide A-grade office space for approximately 1,200 staff and was completed in August 2010.

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The
spaces

Takapuna
House

in
between

Takapuna
House
07.44

Takapuna
House

This beach front site is narrow and long and is one of the few sections that opens generously onto the public domain. The existing lawn and mature trees were retained and a simple axial stepped path extends from the house to thebeach.

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