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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"

Chow:Hill have designed a unique and innovative 2 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 , a historic homestead , protected trees and an adjacent Pa site. The building form 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, a full height curtain wall overlooking the garden site providing a welcoming and transparent view of the organisation.

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

Contact Arthur Joe