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Trust Waikato

  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub
  • Trust Waikato - Inspiring modern workplace and community hub

"Inspiring modern workplace and community hub"

2019 NZIA WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNER // COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE 

Chow:Hill has designed a unique and innovative two storey office building for Trust Waikato. It houses open plan offices on the upper floor and community meeting spaces on the ground floor. These are available free to organisations within the region promoting greater community coordination, connection and interaction.

Completed in 2018, the design was hugely inspired by the existing site which features river views, an historic homestead, protected trees and an adjacent  site. The form of the building seeks to acknowledge and integrate these physical, cultural and historical influences into a contemporary landmark building for Trust Waikato. Key design features include a striking angled timber colonnade and a full height curtain wall overlooking the garden site, providing a welcoming and transparent view of the organisation.

A similar welcoming philosophy has been applied to the landscape design. Trust Waikato's goal to open up the site was achieved by removing much of the overgrown vegetation, turning a private garden into a public space available for all to use.

Contact Arthur Joe