URBIS - Te Kaitaka 'The Cloak'

8 August 2014

Typically, airports are not known for their high design but a new building at Auckland International Airport is the exception to the rule. The 137.93m², Fearon Hay-designed space (the architecture studio won a 2012 design competition held by Auckland International Airport to find the architects of the proposed space) is used as a function venue for Auckland Airport’s Property team (already it’s hosted exhibitions and cocktail parties).

Named Te Kaitaka (‘The Cloak’), the building features a sculptural aesthetic, thanks to a cloak-like screen (constructed from brass mesh) that hovers above and over the structure. There’s also a green roof developed by New Zealand company Stormwater 360, which keeps the building cool and ventilated in the summer months.

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Words Kirsten Matthew Images Supplied
Posted 23 Jul 2014
Source Urbis – June 2014 (Issue 80)