Sun shining through interior glass wall into meeting area with table and chairs.


Functioning both as an office — part photo studio, part hub of creative activity — and as a backdrop to the client’s huge social media presence, this public facing ground floor tenancy has been fit out to harness the grandeur and elegance of the base building: the beautifully restored, 100 year old, Public Trust Building.

Materiality was kept to a simple palette of elegant finishes. Oak flooring ties in with existing custom-made oak desks, and stone laminate and touches of brass complement the aesthetic of the building, providing a feeling of luxury that is relatable to customers and social followers.

A soft colour palette that connects to the client’s product branding, and ample planting round out the look and feel of the space.

Space planning is driven by a desire to build less and minimise connection or alteration to the heritage elements of the base building.  Walls were only built to create two enclosed meeting rooms and a semi open lounge area.

To ground the fit out in the double height space, the open plan office area is divided from the kitchen and circulation spaces with tall ivy-covered planters that reach to the ceiling. The planted screens allow natural light into the work area while providing a certain level of privacy – and, of course, more great photo backdrops.

Entrance with steel framed window and doors, and reception with Jeuneora in bronze on marble desk
Left side depicts kitchen space with marble island. Right side depicts lounge space with modernist furniture.
Open workspace with office chairs, computers, and interior planting
Three Sixty Architecture
Level 1, The Yard173 St Asaph StreetChristchurch 8011New Zealand