Designed by Stephen McDougall, director, Studio Pacific Architecture, for interior wood finishes company Vidaspace
From the architect:
Vidaspace wanted to achieve a world-class space that served three purposes – product showcase, workspace and event space.
The brief was to create a space that would become an asset for the Wellington A&D community along with associated trades – joinery, contractors and builders/developers – to help clients make selections on interior wood finishes.
Vidaspace wanted it to look unique to any other wood flooring showroom and have a very minimal and considered design that treated the products more like art pieces, rather than a patchwork of colours and finishes.
This meant clients could be taken through a well-thought-out selection process to achieve the right fit for every project.
Located on the Mt Victoria end of College Street, with a wide glazed shop front, we saw this as a gateway to the developing College/Jessie St precinct.
The space offered strong natural light and a highly visible outlook to traffic and pedestrians.
This was an opportunity to create a space that had a sense of welcoming and intrigue.