Quba Carpark

  • Client : Coltrane Trust
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  • Location : Downtown, Auckland City
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  • Status : Completed 2008

Inspired by classical European piazzas and back lanes, the context for this development evokes the neighbourhoods of TriBeCa in New York or Canary Wharf in London.  The eight-storey QuBA apartment building comprises 137 two and three bedroom high-end apartments with ground floor retail space and basement parking. Inside, conventional hallways between units are dispensed with, in favour of a central atrium space anchored by two concrete circulation cores at each end of the building.  Set apart by its aesthetic, the carpark building with ground floor retail and six decks of parking above, is clad in perforated 3mm stainless steel depicting a motif inspired by the nikau palm.