Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Windows, ChairTe Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Facade, Garden, Courtyard, PatioTe Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - FacadeTe Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Waterfront, Forest+ 27

  • Structure : Mott MacDonald, Darrin Liddell
  • Services : Mott MacDonald, Warner Brunton
  • 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
  • Architects In Charge : Tim Hay, Jeff Fearon, Doug Weir, Matt Roberts
  • Cloak Fabrication & Installation : Design Productions, Cameron McAuley & Justin Groves
  • City : Auckland
  • Country : New Zealand
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Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Facade, Garden, Courtyard, Patio
© Simon Wilson

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

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.

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Facade
© 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.

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Windows, Brick
© 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

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects - Windows, Chair
© 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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Project location

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

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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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