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Kumutoto Site 9

Project Summary

Client: Willis Bond

Project Type: Commercial Office And Retail

Project Timeframe: 2019-2022

Architects: Athfield Architects

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Project Description

Site 9 sits on the Wellington waterfront wedged between key civil infrastructure and a busy arterial road. Challenging height restrictions required a unique and complex design.

The development abuts two view shafts. Site 9 had to respect the adjacent heritage buildings while taking care not to impact views from neighbouring buildings. It is low-rise and base-isolated for superior seismic resilience, and features a unique out-of-ground seismic plane located underside of Level 1. 

This avoided construction of a basement or secondary foundation layer below the water table. It significantly reduced the construction cost and saved time on the build program. The building is well in excess of 100% NBS.

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