The Vulcan

Auckland CBD

The building has been broken into two blocks as a result of having
frontages to both Dock and Halsey Streets. Larger units facing west
over Halsey Street and Victoria Park and smaller more affordable units
facing Dock Street. Although splitting the building into two blocks makes
construction more expensive it also allows for all units to be dual aspect
gaining more rooms with exterior windows. A central courtyard space is
then bounded on the south by circulation and overlooked by various units.
The north and south façades are solid by nature due to fire rating
requirements. The east and west façades incorporate fritted glass
balustrades to maximise outlook. Vertical metal fins are used to simplify,
consolidate and accentuate the vertical façade.