Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2022 - Video - The Hotel Britomart

Dajiang Tai, Emily Priest - Cheshire Architects

Cheshire’s design process was to create a hotel that feels as if it belongs to Aotearoa and its people, not just the guests who stay there. They dedicated themselves to creating a deep sense of craftmanship not typically associated with contemporary buildings of this scale. The aim was for the architecture, interiors, and heritage buildings to feel seamlessly integrated into a five green-star building ecosystem (The Hotel Britomart is New Zealand’s first and only 5 Green-Star hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council).

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