CASE STUDY

A part of the landscape

Wellington Airport Carpark Building

 

Details
8 Floors, 1000 Parkings

Fletcher Construction

Wellington, New Zealand

Project Info

The new $70 million building required careful planning. Inside the eight-storey building there is room for 1000 cars, as well as charging stations for electric cars, short-term parking and cycle facilities. The outside of the structure needed to match the dynamic landscape.

 

Client: Fletcher Construction

Completion: October 2018

Project Type: Commercial Parking

Architects: Archaus Architects

Exterior Design

Archaus Architects required a façade that would reflect the local environment – the blues, greens and greys of the sky, the sea and surrounding tree-covered hills. Having previously worked with the acclaimed firm we were excited to step up to the drawing board once more. From there it was a matter of façade production and delivery.

Our Commitment

A new assembly plant was constructed in Levin, effectively doubling our footprint. We also bought a new crane to make certain the façade could be quickly moved into place. As importantly we looked outside the immediate team to see where new skills could best be introduced, employing dedicated project managers and staff.

Installation

The unique design and construction processes meant the façade could be fabricated in 8 metre long modules, ensuring over 150 square metres could be installed in a day. It was important this installation process was exact too – one piece out of place would have a dramatic affect.

Project statistics

The numbers alone give some idea of the size of this showcase project.  the facade contains 50,000 fixings, the aluminium weighs 80 tones and there are 84 sheets variables.  The final results covers 6,000 square metres of building.nique design and construction processes meant the façade could be fabricated in 8 metre long modules, ensuring over 150 square metres could be installed in a day. It was important this installation process was exact too – one piece out of place would have a dramatic affect.

Fixings

Sheet variables

Tonnes of aluminium