A transformational mixed-use precinct in the heart of Auckland's CBD

One Queen Te Kaha - Deloitte Centre and Intercontinental Hotel

Our built environment has a demolition addiction. In Australia and New Zealand alone, over 1,000 non-residential buildings are demolished each year. We can’t meet our environmental goals and our carbon targets without changing this approach. We must reuse, upgrade and adapt more of the structures we already have. With an ambitious client and project, One Queen Street set out to prove this can be done without compromising design quality or project performance.
The transformation of a monolithic commercial building into a premium mixed use precinct
Our ambition for One Queen Street was to create a fully integrated second stage of Commercial Bay. With the development complete, it brings another 1,000 people here each day including international and domestic visitors to Auckland’s city centre. We are delighted with the design outcome and seamless connection this building offers the wider precinct.
Precinct Properties Chief Executive, Scott Pritchard 
A well-articulated adaptive reuse of an existing downtown waterfront structure. The mixed-use aspect of the base build project is highly legible, defining ground floor uses from the hotel and upper-floor corporate offices. Thoughtfully integrated into the existing Commercial Bay retail centre, it offers a high degree of permeability. 
New Zealand Institute of Architects Jury Citation
The choice to retain the existing concrete structure has resulted in an outcome with less than half the embodied carbon emissions of building new. The redevelopment is targeting a 6 Green Star rating. 
The world-class waterfront development is destined to become Auckland’s newest, shopping, dining and social hub, offering a variety of food and beverage outlets that are perfectly complemented by the InterContinental Auckland’s luxury dining experience.
Precinct Properties

Collective Effort

Collective Effort

Blair Johnston
Executive Team, Head of Design, Principal
Michael Mason
Anne Carrington
Senior Associate
Scott Compton
Head of Design, Principal
Eliot Blenkarne
Shane Bott
New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards - Auckland - Commercial Architecture