Faraday St Precinct

Auckland / New Zealand

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The Faraday Precinct was established through the reoccupation of the 1940s warehouses amongst the wool stores of St Georges Bay Road.


The existing leafy green character of the street, along with the heritage warehouse buildings offered the potential for the activation of disused space full of character.


The design approach is based on creating a strong identity for the street and a new network of circulation through the internal volumes, enabling connection and interaction of previously disused heritage spaces. The backbone of this strategy is a new warehouse precinct for Parnell on a distinctive street: Faraday Street.


The spaces developed within present the insertion of structural elements into an existing heritage shell to create varied and engaging spaces for work, dining and shopping. The generous open-plan internal areas encourage interaction and engagement with the volume and fabric of the original building. Additions to the curated interiors utilise materials drawn from, or selected to emphasise, the palette of the original building.


The scheme sought to adopt wide street frontages, creating an active and visible address for the new precinct. Providing a clean street presence with large regular openings and transparency to the volume to further enhance occupation.

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    The Faraday Precinct was established through the reoccupation of the 1940s warehouses amongst the wool stores of St Georges Bay Road. The existing leafy green character of the street, along with the heritage warehouse buildings offered the potential for the activation of disused space full of character. The design approach is based on creating a strong identity for the street and a new network of circulation through the internal volumes, enabling connection and interaction of previously...

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