Formerly known as WHK Tower, the Auckland CBD building has undergone a NZ$2.7million transformation to become 51 Shortland Street, complete with refurbished interiors and exteriors.
The Buchan Group was appointed by AMP Capital Property to provide design and architectural expertise to the project, which included upgrading the building’s lobby and atrium.
Covering approximately 1000m², the revamp has smartened the office’s overall look and feel through the use of smooth, streamlined and sustainable building materials.
The Group's brief was to create a visually appealing gateway leading from Shortland Street to the building’s foyer. In order to achieve this we worked with materials that enhanced and complemented the building’s existing structure and design. Design work focussed on the foyer space and included installing a stunning light box and down-lit glass fin panel to illuminate the space.
The commercial tower’s shell was reclad with a bluestone flamed façade for a dramatic effect, and polished Atlantic stone floors were installed internally to complement the external finish. Linear LED strip ceiling and wall lighting welcome visitors into the lobby area with add added layer of luminosity, giving the entrance an overall warmth and glow.
Some of Auckland’s largest professional services firms reside at 51 Shortland Street, including Property Council New Zealand and the New Zealand Law Society.