‘DESIGNING THE GENERATOR EXPERIENCE’ – A PLACE TO ROUSE THE SENSES AND SPUR THE MIND.
Generator Bowen Campus provides a new and exciting offering of flexible workspace over two floors situated in a buzzing new precinct set across four buildings within the Parliamentary Precinct.
With the recent completion of Generator 30 Waring Taylor in 2021, the Bowen Generator experience delivers on all aspects of Waring Taylor; but with its own distinctive flavour.
‘The Cultivator’ is expressed and draws reference to its immediate context of the site. The pristine Parliamentary grounds, native flora and fauna of the Tinakori Bush and the Botanical Gardens are represented in the design by an abundance of rich texture and planting, moments of intense colour and relief, density and openness.
The Cultivator encompasses the social aspirations for the project. The workplace is geared up to entice and facilitate dialogue for New Zealand’s next generation of businesses drawing on the diverse community of approximately 5,000 workers in the Bowen Campus precinct.
The ground floor entry area and members lounge are highly textured with stone flooring and organic pattern, blurring the boundary between the atrium arrival and adjacent circulation spaces. This garden path experience takes users on a journey to meeting, working and hospitality destinations.
The dark materiality and environment of the members lounge and circulation spaces contrast with the light and bright meeting and office perimeter spaces; creating a clear experience distinction. Uniting the ground and first floor is a dressed up base build fire stair with pink finishes to the Generator floors, extending outwards on each floor to provide a way-finding beacon for users connecting between the two floors.