the treasury

the brief

We were appointed as Architect for The Treasury as part of the WAP 2 Process. Our brief was to design a flexible modern office, across 9,000m², to support a wide range of workstyles, all benchmarked against government best practice and work strategy.

the challenges

The Treasury were looking for a solution that highlights the people of NZ that the Treasury serves, weaving all stakeholders’ ideas together into an outcome that is recognized as an authentic expression of new government space through a true collaboration of effort and expertise.

what we did

In a fully participatory design process, we spent the time with key senior Treasury staff developing the touchstone principles into a visual design brief which has underpinned all design decisions. We worked very closely with the cultural advisors so that the essence of the design embraces the Tikanga Māori with the Wharenui as the centre-piece of the design, from which all other meeting areas flow. The floors are themed in colours from earth to sky and there is pou continuous through the four floors that is carved and extends above and below the Wharenui.

the results

In partnership with The Treasury we have delivered an inclusive space which expresses the future vision of the organization and reflects the diversity of modern New Zealanders.

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