Mackelvie Street Retail
AAA Unbuilt Architecture Award 2013 Winner - Open, work in progress
Best Design Awards 2013 Silver Award - Spatial/ Retail
NZIA Auckland Architecture Award 2013 - Commercial Architecture category
World Architecture Festival 2013 Highly Commended - Shopping category
NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award 2015 - 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.