Celebrating 30 years of design in Aotearoa New Zealand

Buchan is celebrating 30 years of design in Aotearoa New Zealand this year.

Buchan’s beginnings in New Zealand was steeled by The Christchurch Art Gallery design competition win in 1998; a contemporary landmark embraced by the city that has won numerous design awards. It also led Buchan to open a studio in Christchurch in 2000. Today, Buchan employs more than 40 staff, across offices in Christchurch and Auckland.

Buchan, which recently celebrated 130 years as a global design firm, first came to New Zealand through joint ventures with local architects during the early nineties.

Over the last three decades, Buchan’s designs have become integral to daily life in New Zealand – from the world famous Christchurch Art Gallery and Re:START ‘container mall’ to The Hub at Hornby to Coastlands, Northwest Mall, Brickworks and Sylvia Park upgrade, to the recently opened Invercargill Central and luxury Horizon apartments, to the new town centre for Mangawhai, and the highly anticipated Five Mile precinct in Queenstown.

In October 2022, Buchan will be celebrating 30 years of design in Aotearoa New Zealand from the North Island to the South, with special events in Auckland and Christchurch.

Buchan recognises the unique role of Māori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Re:START Container Mall, Christchurch
The Hub Hornby, Christchurch
The Brickworks, Auckland
Invercargill Central, Invercargill
Horizon apartments, Auckland
Five Mile precinct, Queenstown
Northwest Mall, Auckland
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