Wingate & Farquhar
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"This small but astutely proportioned commercial building gives
generously to the slightly derelict area in which it is located.
Internally, a slight shift in alignment allows showroom and
production functions to be separated without complete closure.
Small slivers of red glass embedded in a richly textured concrete
wall embellish the expansive production space. Both the materials
and their use are innovative." (NZIA)
Kalwall was a
perfect fit for the innovative design because the panels allowed
diffused natural daylight into the space without excessive solar
Wingate + Farquhar specified the thermally broken R1.9 value
panel system with a Shoji grid format. Kalwall's span
capabilities (up to 5m) also meant the showroom design required a
minimal support structure, leaving the space with large unimpeded
- NZIA 2010 Auckland Architecture Award
- 2010 BeST Award (Silver) for Built Environment.
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