Te Kaitaka — 'The Cloak'

This is a sculptural building sited on the corner of recently upgraded streets within Auckland's International Airport. The programme requires a flexible space for hosting events to introduce the strategy & opportunities behind the developing precinct. A contoured living roof is established over an engineered timber frame, this shape providing the shoulders from which an encircling & distinctive woven mesh screen forms Te Kaitaka - The Cloak.

Project Details: Internal floor area is 180m2. Construction completed in mid 2014. Fearon Hay’s project team led by Doug Weir with Rachel Higgs. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Photography is by Simon Wilson.

Recognition: Winner of a World Architecture Award (WAF 2014) Winner of a New Zealand Architecture Award (NZIA Awards 2015) Winner of a Designers Institute of New Zealand, Gold Award, 2014