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New eco-friendly landmark for Tauranga

4 November 2004

New eco-friendly landmark for Tauranga

For immediate release: Thursday 4 November 2004 Environment Bay of Plenty will “walk the eco talk” with its design for a new building at Sulphur Point in Tauranga – and possibly create a landmark in the process.

After carefully assessing candidates, the regional council has chosen an architectural team with a strong history of innovation and environmentally responsible design. Tauranga architect Ian K Carter Ltd will join forces with award-winning company Warren and Mahoney for the project, which will cost $6 million.

The office complex, to be completed within two years, will have a look that reflects the marine environment and the corporate image of Environment Bay of Plenty, says project manager Miles McConway. It will initially house 30 staff, currently based in Mount Maunganui’s Rata St, and will also provide amenities for the council’s expanding governance and regional development roles.

Architect Ian Carter designed the regional council’s eco-friendly head office in Whakatane in 1994. The building, which consists of two octagonal wings, incorporates features that reduce its impact on the environment, including a sail which forms part of the air conditioning system.

Christchurch-based Warren and Mahoney is a larger firm with extensive expertise and experience in environmentally sustainable design. One of its ground-breaking projects is an extension to Environment Canterbury’s office in Christchurch that incorporates passive ventilation, high-tech energy management, solar water heating and energy-efficient lighting.

Chairman John Cronin says the new complex reflects Environment Bay of Plenty’s greater involvement in activities in the western Bay of Plenty, including SmartGrowth and transport issues such as the Bay Hopper bus service.


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