A limited design competition for the University of Auckland’s new Business School, the proposed complex is conceived as a community, a multi-rise ‘village’ straddling the edge of the campus and the surrounding city space.
The scale of the school is broken down into a number of slender blocks intersected by a lateral atrium. The effect is of a hierarchy of different functions united by the common gesture of the dramatic vertical ‘street’. This simple unifying device allows the component structure of the school to be connected to the activating link, or street.
In association with Warren and Mahoney.