J SQUARED OFFICE BUILDING
Situated with the same business park as two other office buildings Sheppard & Rout have completed, the site for this new office building enjoys the same impressive views across Addington Raceway.
A large rectangular office floor plan runs parallel to its boundary with the racecourse to embrace these views while providing a clear and open area for adaptable fit-outs for future tenants. Deep vertical fins along the West side provide protection against interior solar heat gain.
Sitting in front of this rectangular form, an angular core rises up and out towards the road, containing a sculptural curving stair and rich timber detailing. In addition, like SunGard, this angular core employs well-detailed concrete panels to reference the surround industrial environs.
NZIA Local Award - 2011