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Steelfort Distribution Centre & Showroom

Steelfort Distribution Centre & Showroom

Auckland

2021

Photographer: Ben Levy

Steelfort’s new Auckland outlet store location. A multi-use building consisting of a 2000m² distribution warehouse, a double-height showroom space shared by Steelfort and Miele, a service workshop for Miele appliances, and an open plan mezzanine office space.

Façade treatment and materiality conveys the juxtaposition between building uses within. Expansive glazing showcases the products while weighty precast forms encapsulate the back-of-house operations. This approach extends to the interior where natural timber veneer lines the public-facing aspects, set against the steel and concrete structure comprising the industrial backdrop. Westerly sun is controlled and filtered through sun shading fins while translucent rooflights provide diffuse lighting throughout the expansive warehouse space.