June 18, 2018

The Hub Hornby Wins PC NZ Award

The Property Council of New Zealand has recognised the Buchan designed ‘The Hub Hornby’ in the 2018 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

The annual awards program honors projects that promote excellence in design and innovation in the built environment and The Hub Hornby in Christchurch was selected as the winner of the RCG Retail Property Award for its $65 million expansion.

Buchan’s senior associate, Daren Alderson, said delivering a design that built up to the new road boundaries and maximised the site, enabled the team to create an aesthetically pleasing exterior and highly functional interior.

“We approached the road realignment as an opportunity to incorporate curved elements to the façade, creating a spectacular view for motorists entering and passing the centre,” he said.

“Vertical metal and perforated stainless steel cladding, graphic panels on which the Centre has elected to install Maori artworks, a black aluminum ribbon feature, and stepped parapets give the building interest in scale and form.

“Internally, a distinctive black ceiling recess, mirrored on the floor in terrazite and surface mounted black lights run from the main north entrance to the far side of the food court, leading the eye along the retail front.

“A natural palette of grey, black and white was rolled out for the entire centre to integrate the new build and modernise the existing shopping space.”