NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 33/03C

The retail sector is in the midst of massive disruption as online shopping takes an ever increasing slice of the consumer dollar. So what’s the future for bricks and mortar? In this issue of Commercial Design Trends we look at how developers and architects are creating retail and showroom experiences that aim to keep customers coming through the doors of both large and small scale retail environments.

A-Grade office building now includes university campus as well as commercial tenants

Quality open-plan office floors translate seamlessly into open-plan, egalitarian learning spaces in the modern vertical campus for Western Sydney University at 1 Parramatta Square Read more

Retail pavilions, office tower and transportation hub integrate development into urban plan

Landscaped routes extend from the city into Shekou Gateway One's upper level terraces, sunken garden and event plazas, enriching the urban experience Read more

Australia's architectural past and the future of office design come together at 5 Martin Place

This bold yet also understated architectural design sees a new glass officer tower rising alongside and then cantilevering over a beloved heritage Sydney building Read more

Contemporary elevator takes pride of place on new EMA building

An energy-efficient glass and stainless steel elevator provides a high profile external circulation element on the new EMA building in Auckland Read more

Mixed-use building combines premium car showrooms and servicing with three commercial office floors above

Three unique car brands are prominently displayed along the street frontage of this building establishing an identity for each within its own jewellery box-like showroom Read more

Innovative use of a sloping site provides new facilities for two university faculties

A sculptural new cornerstone building is only part of the University of Waikato's Law and Management Building the rest of the architecture heads underground Read more

A variety of window systems optimise light and views at this school gymnasium

Fairview Windows and Doors systems were customised and installed at Tauranga's ACG Gymnasium by Tasman Aluminium Read more

Upmarket tile solutions complement a high-end car dealership in Auckland

The state-of-the-art new Giltrap showroom building naturally reflects the best of everything attractive, low-upkeep floor and wall surfaces included Read more

Striking door hardware complements showrooms in high-end car dealership

Top-of-the-line vehicles are displayed in a gleaming new showroom building where the designer door pulls by specialists Chant add another touch of class Read more

Contemporary acoustic ceiling tiles help create quiet office spaces and meeting rooms

Armstrong Ultima ceiling tiles, supplied by Forman Building Systems, provided acoustic control and increased brightness in the Sistema offices Read more

Reinvented business hub animates busy inner-city street

Intelligent development, architectural ingenuity and smart adaptive reuse come together to create EMA's modern new office and conference hub all set on EMA's existing central location Read more

Adaptive reuse of old office building unlocks potential as high-end apartments

This clever adaptive reuse of a tired multi-storey office block as a modern, mixed-use luxury apartment/office/carparking building includes the addition of five extra floors Read more

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