Victoria Residences

Auckland CBD

“Victoria Residences” apartment building forms part of the reinvigoration of the CBD of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. The design is rigorous in its simplicity reflecting New Zealand’s seismically active geology yet retains interest in the treatment of its façade.  

One hundred and sixty apartments, over 25 levels, sit comfortably in their context, adjacent the iconic “Sky Tower”, on a small 522 m²corner site. 

The ground floor retail activates the two street frontages and celebrates the corner with a sculptural steel canopy. The first four levels are clad in terracotta GRC panels, echoing the derelict 19th Century building formerly occupying the site.  The tower above is clad in aluminium unitised curtain wall, window walls and painted concrete with simple relief patterning.  The colour way of the tower is monochromatic, graduated to create visual interest, light to dark and dark to light, crossing to provide a simple but elegant composition responding to a budget and creating an elegant addition to the city.