A square project which called the Victorian Square is completed designed by the architect Architectus. This square project which located in Auckland, New Zealand is covers an area for about 31,000 square meters, and it is built in 2010. This square project is precisely bounded by the streets on the three sides and a steep drop off to the north (the original Auckland foreshore), to the surrounding context, the project looks to introduce the scale and modulation sympathetic. It is originally envisaged as a four separate multi tenanted buildings which is dissected by a series of the though site laneways and a central square. To accommodate the tenant’s desire for a vibrant people which is oriented the workspace for up to 1,500 staffs and large interconnected floor plates which is maximizing the long term flexbility, the signing of Telecom as a single tenant the design is being modified.
The edges of which have been set back from the street frontages, the design retains the original urban concept and it is provides the active, large scale environment which is sought by the tenant, it is achieved by linking the buildings via a glass atrium. To allow it to engage with the community and its clientele, the public access through the site is retained.
The main point of the arrival and an important addition to the public realm is provided by a new plazz to teh east. The high levels of the transparency as well as the third party retail in both the atrium and along the key street frontages activate the internal ad external frontages. The shelter along teh edges is provided by a continuous canopy, and it is introduces a pedestrian scale.