Barfoot & Thompson has grown to become one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned real estate agencies.
Gaze was engaged to transform an existing five-floor building into Barfoot & Thompson’s new head office. This included a complete refurbishment, with a number of structural and service upgrades, in addition to a full interior fit out. The office space covering approximately 2,000 square metres was to house more than 100 staff members and provide for future capacity.
One of the key elements of this design was the voids in the floor. These were cut and filled with frosted glass insets to establish a bridge type effect that created multi-floor views and captured more natural light within the building. An inhouse auction room was also included in the design with operable walls that provided flexibility to suit various crowd sizes.