Information Technology Training Institute, Glen Innes

Architecture F+D=A were the architects for the refurbishment and modernisation of an existing commercial office building in Apirana Ave, Glen Innes.

Originally built in the 50’s and extended in the 70’s, the project has included all the usual challenges of working with an existing structure, aiming to minimise cost, while still ensuring the provision of an impressive final form.  Another challenge of this development was the requirement to maintain the operation of the tenant’s business during the upgrade.

 

The project included the replacement of all external cladding and aluminum joinery to provide a compliant cavity system and a new overlay roofing system to remove the existing complex internal guttering system.

 

Architecture F+D=A has retained the cantilevered aesthetics of the 70’s extension but have replaced the original heavy supporting wall and beam system with relatively slender precast concrete piloti, enabling a dramatic increased feeling of openness and light to the customer entrance and reception area.  The façade is combination of a metallic aluminum composite paneling “frame” and compressed sheet interior.

Category

Commercial Renovation

Location

Auckland

Service

Architecture

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