New Zealands’s Tallest Mass Timber Office to Rise in Downtown Auckland

Wood Central Australia
June 18, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

NEW ZEALAND — A new 11-storey mass timber building—set to become NZ’s tallest commercial timber building—could rise in downtown Auckland after James Kirkpatrick Group lodged plans to redevelop 538 and 582 Karahgahape Rd (colloquially known as K-Rd) in the city district. According to a developer statement, the new tower is part of a push to “regenerate the site from a demolished, end-of-lift building into a robust and legible urban structure that can stand for the next 50 years.” James Kirkpatrick Jnr, the group CEO, said the building will… “encourage a high-quality tenant in line with some of the green initiatives required for their businesses or their clients”. Wood Central understands that the building will target a 6 Star Green Star rating, with Kirkpatrick turning to mass timber as an alternative to concrete, reducing emissions and the weight of the building.

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