Strategically located at the city entrance, this new building has been designed to maximise the potential of its dramatic corner site.
Riverlands House arranges two floors of office accommodation above a ground floor hospitality tenancy, with a rooftop apartment for the building owner taking advantage of views and aspect to the northwest.
The design intent is to deliver an efficient workplace at an appropriate scale, massing and timeless quality that the location merits. With these values in mind, the materials assembly finishes and systems selected for the building are both pragmatic and of good quality, aligned with tenants’ aspirations and the requirements of a long-term owner/investor.
Within the confines of the site’s triangular geometry the floor plates are designed to optimize the workplace environment; to maximise fit-out flexibility and minimise the cost of change as tenant needs evolve. Each floor plate achieves a 2.8 metre floor-to-ceiling height while minimising the disruption of core and structural elements.
Views and natural day lighting are optimised without compromising comfort within the working environment.
With environmental sustainability being a necessary futureproofing requirement for the new city, and of key interest to tenants, the building is designed to significantly reduce energy costs throughout its working life.
An inner-city apartment - a stone’s throw from Victoria Square and the soon to be restored Christchurch Town Hall - reaffirms the building owner’s commitment to Christchurch and the central city’s re-emerging vibrancy.