Credits

Client:
Distinction Hotels New Zealand Ltd

Location:
Dunedin

Project Status:
Completed 2016

Photographer:
Graham Warman

Credits:
Project authored whilst at WSP Architecture

Awards:
NZIA 2018 Commercial Architecture Award

distinction dunedin car park // commercial

Located in Dunedin’s Heritage Precinct this car park required a sympathetic design solution appropriate for its surroundings.

Distinction Hotel Dunedin required the redevelopment of an existing ground level car park site for both hotel guest and public parking. Car park numbers were projected to be in excess of 130 with vehicle and pedestrian movements separated and secure afterhours.

In response to the brief and to complement the heritage location the 4-storey car park’s design focus was to successfully layer the façade elements achieving both visual screening of vehicles to surrounding apartments, whilst adding interest when viewing the building from different surrounding vistas.

The primary structural design created the first façade layer with a web of beam, column and bracing elements. The second façade layer was materially made up of precast concrete panels featuring a decorate relief design taken from a surrounding heritage building. The final façade element was chosen for visual interest, durability and a cost-effective solution, this being galvanized unequal angles installed vertically in a random pattern.

The overall project outcome was one of an unassuming and subtle industrial addition to the streetscape contributing to the city’s heritage precinct momentum in its revitalisation.

Credits

Client:
Distinction Hotels New Zealand Ltd

Location:
Dunedin

Project Status:
Completed 2016

Photographer:
Graham Warman

Credits:
Project authored whilst at WSP Architecture

Awards:
NZIA 2018 Commercial Architecture Award

External front view of car park
Dunedin Carpark Night
Car park vehicle ramp entrance
Close up of pattern