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Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

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Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Simon Wilson
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: LOCKER GROUP
  • Structure: Mott MacDonald, Darrin Liddell
  • Services: Mott MacDonald, Warner Brunton
  • Landscape: Bespoke, Lee Brazier
  • Fabricator 'cloak Fabrication & Installation': Design Productions, Cameron McAuley & Justin Groves
  • 'live Roof® Installation': Stormwater360, Greg Yeoman
  • Operations & Development Manager: Tania Berryman
  • Relations Manager : Charles Berryman
  • General Contractor: Alaska Construction Ltd., Brian Hutton & Rob Anderson
  • Project Manager: RCP Ltd., Bruce McDonald & Lisa Bryan
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Text description provided by the architects. Te Kaitaika ‘The Cloak’ has been established in the heart of the growing urban environment at Auckland International Airport.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

A sculptural built form is sited on the corner of two recently upgraded streets, one heavily traffic based & one focussed on the pedestrian. The functional brief was simple - a flexible space for hosting events, meetings & introducing the strategy & opportunities behind the developing precinct. Beyond these functional requirements, the brief was aspirational - the architecture should demonstrate opportunities for innovative design & sustainable operation.

© Simon Wilson
© Simon Wilson

The response used the freedom of its scale to explore sculptural & structural directions & brings together rich layering of material, texture & form to express cultural & national values.

© Simon Wilson
© Simon Wilson

A contoured living green roof is established over a shaped engineered timber frame, this shape providing the shoulders from which an encircling & distinctive woven mesh screen forms Te Kaitaka - The Cloak

© Simon Wilson
© Simon Wilson

The architecture is a combination of readily available construction approaches, layered with a degree of craft & legible materiality to showcase New Zealand sustainable design, materials, & innovation.

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Address: Auckland Airport (AKL), Ray Emery Dr, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects" 18 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/523468/te-kaitaka-the-cloak-fearon-hay-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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