B:Hive Smales Farm
B:Hive is the first step in the transformation of a twentieth-century office park on Auckland's North Shore to a co-working hub. This is a new, progressive model of workplace that recognises that people’s different workstyles affect how and where they work best.
|Discipline||Architecture, Interior Design|
If there was ever a good reason to take the stairs, surely this is it
The innovative and sustainable design reflects the client’s goal for the building – to create a broader co-working hub, a far cry from a cold business park, which fosters place-making and connection.
The 11,000m2 of space, over five levels, is connected by a lofty atrium with a bold sculptural stair, which is surrounded by lush greenery at its base. Floors have been designed for complete flexibility with re-locatable walls located around the perimeter.
The health of occupants is a primary consideration. B:Hive prioritises not only physical but holistic wellness, with the atrium playing a central role. The connecting stair is located close to the entry, encouraging people to walk through the building and providing opportunities to engage, meet, observe and participate whilst also introducing a sense of delight.
|2019||INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Offices category winner|
|2019||NZIA National Award for Best Interior Architecture|
|2019||Property Council NZ Industry Awards - Commercial Office Property Award of Excellence|
|2019||NZIA Auckland - Interior Architecture Award|
|2019||Interior Awards - Supreme Award|
|2019||Interior Awards - Workplace (over 1,000m2)|
|2019||Australian Institute of Architects - International Chapter Architecture Award|
|2019||Best Awards - Silver - Offices & Workplace Environments|