Les Mills Transport Hub
The Les Mills brand is one of creativity, inspiration, energy and passion.
Since its establishment in 1968, the vision for Les Mills focusses on positive change and how fitness is making a difference in people’s lives.
The cluster of buildings at Les Mills’ Auckland City Campus creates a “permeable campus” model following strong values of community engagement. The buildings in the campus seek to be more than static objects in the urban environment; the campus moves and breathes energy and vitality like its occupants.
The new Les Mills Transport Hub focusses on electric vehicle charging stations, cycling facilities and retail amenities. Its function and aesthetics explores how kinetic motion can be abstracted into the design of all aspects of the building - inspired by the advancements of today’s modern sporting apparel. The façade skin creates a patterned array of folding geometrical triangles of perforated metal screens, allowing the building to breathe. Glazed sections act as pores to create façade depth and partial visibility into the activity within; its textured skin wraps around the building structure, creating a sculptural object. By night, dappled light through the perforated screens activates the façade in a different way.
The building fronts Wellesley Street, with ground floor activated with retail and food / beverage tenancies. An illuminated through-site link brings vitality and art, bridging together the Les Mills world of fitness.