Multidisciplinary design firm Stephenson & Turner looks to be getting good at this sustainable design stuff, winning the Total Colour Sustainable System Award for the second year running at this years Resene Total Colour Awards. The firm picked up its award this year for its Wellington design studio, with judges saying it met the criteria in every aspect.
The studio fit-out features sustainably-harvested and reused timber, daylight addressable lighting, natural ventilation, eight operable skylights, heat-pump and radiant heating as well as a green wall and strict use of low VOC Resene paints and adhesives. The result is a fresh, comfortable, open working environment all designed with the intention of promoting health and well being to employees.
The fit-out has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Interiors rating by the New Zealand Green Building Council, the first historic building in New Zealand to be awarded a 6 Green Star Office Interiors rating, the highest level attainable under Green Star, representing world leadership.
Judges were impressed with the developed concept in the historical building. Every appropriate surface is covered and protected.
The combination of neutrals works well with other elements, said the judges, and it has captured the embedded energy of the building and architectural history.
Stephenson & Turner picked up its win last year for the five star Green Star MAF multipurpose building in Wellington.
For the rest of the results, head along to Idealog design here.