From the Resene News – issue 2/2011
Ad world - Colenso BBDO building
Colenso BBDO is well used to attracting attention, with the agency winning many creative awards and being responsible for numerous creative executions for some of our most well known companies. In keeping with their image, their Colenso House offices also attract attention as a feature on the top of College Hill leading into Ponsonby. Standing on the prominent corner, the building spans three storeys with a central glass feature flanked by pillars.
Colenso BBDO’s creativity dates back to 1969 and predates the building by decades. Colenso House was purpose built in the 1990s replacing the Hydra Bacon Factory and providing Colenso BBDO a new hub for their creativity.
The latest project at the mixed office and retail site focused on redecorating the exterior to project a modern image and protect the building into the future.
The exterior plaster was finished in Environmental Choice approved Resene X-200 waterproofing membrane and Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss waterborne paint, complemented by timber soffits finished in high gloss Resene Hi-Glo, timber doors in Resene Enamacryl waterborne gloss and steel handrails in Resene Uracryl 403, a tough durable Engineered Coating System.
The sleek exterior combines the soft greyed hue of Resene Kensington Grey (warm grey) with striking front pillars in Resene Double Foundry (hot charcoal) to provide an accent for the building and help direct visitors to the front entry.
The new look imparts a deceptively subtle wrapping contrasting with the rich colourful creativity indoors.
Painting Contractor: Peter Joliffe and Andrew Craigie, JR Webb & Son
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