Mackelvie Street Retail
2013 AAA Unbuilt Architecture Award Winner: Open - Work in Progress
2013 Best Design Awards - Spatial/Retail Silver Award
2013 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award - Commercial Architecture Category
2013 World Architecture Festival Highly Commended - Shopping Category
2015 NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award - Commercial Architecture Category
Mackelvie Street project comprises retail, commercial and hospitality tenancies. The building responds to the scale and proportion of adjacent Victorian row shops within the chic shopping precinct of Ponsonby Road, Auckland. By activating the rear of existing heritage buildings, we were able to develop additional retail frontages, and create new laneways and courtyards which have contributed to the regeneration of the area.
A white cement sheet facade veils the forms. The perforated pattern is drawn from the decoration of surrounding heritage buildings.