Installation: Auckland Business School – Owen G Glenn Building
Installer: Dave Green Furnishings
Product: Equilibrium – Custom colour
"The building offers a very different teaching and learning environment from those in most universities around the world," says Professor Barry Spicer, Dean of the Business School. For the first time, the Business School's 480 academic and professional staff, 6517 undergraduate and 1,350 research and taught postgraduate students will be together, in one location. The building provides a leading-edge venue, with facilities and technologies that contribute significantly to interaction, interconnectedness and the provision of extraordinary learning opportunities for students and staff. It also represents a very high level of engagement with the business community.
The building and teaching complex were designed by the trans-Tasman team FJMT+archimedia comprising Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) from Sydney and Archimedia from Auckland. The team won the international competition run by the Business School to select a design.
The building was even shortlisted in the first annual World Architecture Festival Awards, for buildings completed between 1 January 2007 and 20 June 2008 which attracted over 700 entries from 63 countries.
And what flooring did they choose; InterfaceNZ carpet tile. Always fit for purpose and when it comes to public spaces, always the right choice.