Suited man, out of focus, walks past slatted wooden wall with planting growing through slats
2020 Canterbury Architecture Award

ANZCO

ANZCO is one of New Zealand’s premium Beef and Lamb exporters, the new headquarters for ANZCO Food had to cater to a wide mixture of users: from international guests and stakeholders, to local shareholders coming in straight from the farm.

Working in close collaboration with Sheppard and Rout allowed the already-planned base building to change to suit the tenants, while still maintaining its architectural integrity; our collaboration extended to include Inovo Projects in order to deliver the fit out.

To ease the transition to their new headquarters, and to satisfy an objective of occupant wellbeing, generous space has been given to private focus rooms, dedicated quiet areas, a wellness room, café, library and a mixture of appropriately sized meeting rooms.

Materials — the majority of which are locally sourced, durable, and red list free — were selected to reflect ANZCO’s agricultural background: rich earthy tones in the carpet are complemented with locally grown NZ Blackbutt and a warm, earthen tile is laid throughout the ground floor public spaces, and up the wide, welcoming stair well.

In accordance with good biophilic design practice, carefully-considered lighting, access to views, and interior planting have been incorporated throughout, giving a natural, organic feel.

Man, distant, prepares to ascend tiled staircase with concrete and wooden walls dominating foreground
Near-empty café area with a lone man, a group of two men, and a man at a self-service coffee machine
Suited man in waiting area with contemporary office space visible through open doorway
Three Sixty Architecture
Level 1, The Yard173 St Asaph StreetChristchurch 8011New Zealand