Designed by OH.NO.SUMO, the ‘Stairway Cinema’ installation experiments with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. Located at the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand, the installation offers a very simple programmatic response to recognize and counter the issue of how a community must be linked not only virtually but also physically. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: RTA Studio
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Architects Team: Richard Naish (Design Director), Tim Melville (Technical Director), Ben Hayes (Studio Director/Project Architect)
Builder: Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited
Building Size: 9,600 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds
Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Project Team: Stephen McDougall, Nick Barratt-Boyes, Marc Woodbury, Lauren Wong, Guy Marriage, Richard Beatson, Tara Warbrick, Bret Thurston, Dorian Minty, Michael Davis
Client: Wellington Waterfront Ltd / Dominion Funds Ltd
Size: 5,965 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt
Rialto Cinemas and Design OnScreen, a non-profit organization that produces, distributes and preserves high-quality films on architecture and design, are pleased to announce a collaboration that has secured 20 exciting films from the world of Architecture and Design to play in Auckland, New Zealand. The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival will play from May 10 – 20 at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket and includes a number of New Zealand premieres as well as the return of some favorite films. The Resene Architecture Film Festival brings together an eclectic selection of films that showcase the best in architecture and design around the world. In addition, architects are able to apply to The New Zealand Institute of Architects (Inc) for CPD Points for movies seen in the festival. For more information on the event, please visit here.