Agility is a global freight and logistics network with four sites within New Zealand. Growth meant they required a new home in Auckland, and they chose a site at the award winning ‘The Landing’ Business Park, Auckland Airport.
The site is unique in that it is an island surrounded by roadways and cycle/pedestrian routes. In response, and working closely with the Airport team, we created a pavilion concept that would engage with its environment from every side.
The architectural idea was to utilise blades and fins to animate the building. The book ends of the warehouse have random, contrasting fins to play off the verticality of surrounding grove of trees. The office has large colourful fins which reflect the colours of the surrounding planting and gesture from inside out into the landscape.
The building site opens up to the surrounding urban environment – working seamlessly with, and supporting the incredible work of Landscape Architect’s vision.
The project was a finalist in the Property Council Property Awards for Industrial 2017