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From the Resene News – issue 3/2003

Easy access - CCS offices

CCS officeClaudelands Road, Hamilton is host to the second wave of building design for CCS offices; the first planned as a two-storey construction in Rostrevor Street was cancelled due to restrictive carparking and the inherent accessibility limitations associated with a dual-storey design.

Starting from scratch in the more spacious Claudelands Road site, the curved roof theme borrowed from the architect's own office combined with the glazed south-facing facade imbues the design with a light, visually welcoming charisma. Key design drivers were the need for wheelchair accessibility and the desire to retain the natural beauty of three large oak trees on the site. Fully air conditioned, closed windows act as a buffer against the external noise of the nearby railway line. Clerestory windows are orientated to maximise natural sunlight.

Delineation between staff and social spaces was achieved by using a distinctive palette for each, carefully selected to deliver the overriding colour theme of elegance, warmth and playfulness. Lively feature walls of Resene Gingko (greened yellow), Resene Mojo (burnt orange red), Resene Rose Bud Cherry (rose) and Resene Souffle (spicy green yellow) contrast with the neutral palette dominated by tones of Resene Feta (frosty off-white green).

The toy library is a wonderland of juxtaposed bright colours of Resene Kournikova (sunshine yellow), Resene Shakespeare (mid blue) and Resene Gossip (melon green) delivering movement and flow by linking blocks of colour across the vertical planes.

Interior CCS office

A glowing example of client needs' based design, building users are thrilled at being steeped in a design that encapsulates everything they desire.

Architect: Tony Curl, Five Plus One Architects
Building Contractor: Tim Strawbridge and Damien Rewi, Fosters
Colour Selection: Celine Sumic
Painting Contractor: J. L. Connolly Ltd
Resene: Paul Wootten, Waikato Branch Manager; Peter Smithers, Waikato Trade Sales Representative; Judy Flashman, Hamilton ColorShop Manager.


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