Taieri Gorge Railway Offices

New office layout and more storage space to improve the operation of their business, and enhance the quality of the interiors in context with the NZHPT Category 1 listing of the Dunedin Railway Station, also listed in the top 200 buildings in the world

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The Taieri Gorge Railway required a new office layout and more storage space to improve the operation of their business, and enhance the quality of the interiors in context with the NZHPT Category 1 listing of the Dunedin Railway Station, also listed in the top 200 buildings in the world. Design approvals were required from NZHPT and Dunedin City Council.

A new reception counter is centrally balanced within the existing office to visually link with the Main Foyer and Train Platform to ensure flow paths were more efficient and encourage business. Interactive screens in old ticket windows, and ornate balustrades with corporate signage and carpet runner invites patrons from the Foyer to view LCD images of train trips and meet sales staff. The display and storage of sales items are showcased in highly detailed traditional dark oak cabinetry. Staff work stations are screened to avoid detracting from the classical architecture highlighted by lighting, with Resene Parchment heritage colour scheme and patterned carpet linked to the Foyer mosaic tiled floor. Resene Bokara Grey doors link with the Train Platform. New audio visual, data, power, and phone systems are concealed to modernize operations. The entire tenancy was coordinated with painting and lighting. New Stair and Mezzanine Storage space within double height corridors creatively overcame the restricted footprint of a protected building. The traditional high quality ambiance of the new interiors is now considered in context with this iconic building, which provides a sustainable and sympathetic refurbishment that has become greater as a whole.

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