An intuitive, sticky space that redefines the commercial lobby

188 Quay Street Lobby

Originally constructed in the late 1990s, the brief was to refurbish and repurpose the 3,000sqm lobby on Auckland’s Quay Street. The new lobby needed to ‘work harder’ than it had previously. By dividing the plan into three conceptual zones and introducing a giant glowing ‘glasshouses’ to anchor the space, the new lobby embodies the spirit of the hybrid working era, with fit-for-purpose spaces to connect and socialise.
The fundamental principle was to activate the previously sterile space with a series of softer and more intimately scaled zones, all framed around the botanical theme.

Collective Effort

Collective Effort

Scott Compton
Head of Design, Principal
Michael Mason
2022 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards - Bronze Pin 2022 NZ Commercial Project Awards — Commercial Fitout - Silver